Issue 28: The Heart of the Brain
The aim of The Heart of the Brain is to feature the work of artists and scientists that explore the brain, its imagery and its disorders.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Ralph Helmick and Amanpreet Badhwar ; together with articles by Elizabeth Jameson, Kindra Crick, Rick L Garner, Paulo Rodrigues, Megan McGlynn and Filipe Rodrigues. Plus The Heart of the Brain video blog, featuring talks by Carl Schoonover: How to look inside the brain ; Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight ; Ed Boyden: A new way to study the brain’s invisible secrets ; Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind ; and Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds.
Recent Emerging Ideas contributions include work by Asier Marzo, Claudia Stocker, Stephen Magrath, Martin Hewer and David Lewis-Baker.
Issue 27: Memory Networks
Co-edited with Julia Buntaine, Director of the SciArt Center of New York (www.sciartcenter.org) and Editor-in-Chief of SciArt Magazine (www.sciartmagazine.com).The aim of the issue is to feature the work of artists and scientists that explore the brain, the nature of memory and networks.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Richelle Gribble, Marius Kwint, Greg Dunn, Patricia Moss-Vreeland, Judith Modrak, Albert Barque-Duran, Laura Krasnow and Steve Sangapore; together with articles by Julia Buntaine, China Blue, Eran Gilat, Karen Ingham, Bonnie Cutts, Richard Bright and Garry Kennard.
Issue 26: Creativity and Metaphor
This issue explores Creativity and Metaphor in the arts, sciences, education, language and music. The very notion of creativity is being redefined in this age of machines and we may have to re-think what we mean by thinking and the creative process. Creativity is a vast subject and can occur in many ways. The aim of this issue is to focus on particular areas were creativity occurs, with the hope of getting closer to a definition and an understanding of its process.
Contributions include articles by Margaret A. Boden, Jasmine Pradissitto, Sidney Perkowitz, Stuart Boydell and Tor-Finn Malum Fitje; exclusive interviews with Arthur I. Miller, Mark A. Runco, Lynne Cameron, Ronald Carter, Albo Helm, Niels Bongers, Ronald van der Heide, Merel Barends, Marissa Delbressine and Milou van Montfort; plus video blogs featuring Sir Ken Robinson - ‘Can Creativity Be Taught?‘, discussions on ‘Beautiful Minds: The Enigma of Genius‘ (with Brian Greene, R. Douglas Fields, Philip Glass, Rex Jung, Dean Keith Simonton, Julie Taymor and Marcus du Sautoy) and ‘Madness Redefined: Creativity, Intelligence and the Dark Side of the Mind‘ (with James Fallon, Kay Redfield Jamison, Susan McKeown and Elyn Saks), plus an interview with David Cope.
Issue 25: The Art in HeArt
Co-edited with Vasia Hatzi, PhD Geneticist, artist and creator and director of MEDinART(www.medinart.eu). The aim of the issue is to explore the work of artists that are inspired by the human heart, together with a scientist and medical illustrator who discuss the relationship between cardiology and art.
Contributions include articles by Chantal Pollier, Joanna Culley and Valentina Stefanescu; exclusive interviews with Helen Pynor, Peta Clancy, Vasia Hatzi, Benjamin A. Vierling, Julia Grapsa, Federico Carbajaland Κonstantinos Patsios.
Issue 24: Micro-choreography
Co-edited with scientist, artist, and cultural theorist, David Glowacki. The aim of the issue is to highlight examples where aesthetic practice draws inspiration from the molecular sciences and ways in which science uses aesthetics to create representations of nature which are invisible to our eyes. We are particularly interested in how to capture dynamical molecular and microscopic processes.
Contributions include articles by Luke Jerram, David Goodsell, Lisa May Thomas, Günes-Hélène Isitan, Drew Berry and Simon Park; exclusive interviews with David Glowacki and Eric Heller; a Micro-choreography gallery of images by Florian Stroehl, Ljiljana Fruk, Ula Alexander, Susanna Monti, Craig Russelland Becca Rose; plus videos on Molecular vibration by danceroom Spectroscopy (dS) and Richard Feynman talking about Jiggling Atoms.
Issue 23: Code as Muse
Code as Muse explores the different approaches artists and scientists have to using algorithms, codes and programming languages to create visual works.
Contributions include articles by Jean-Pierre Hébert, Alex May, Paul Brown, Thomas Ray, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg; plus video blogs featuring the Cybernetic Serendipity Exhibition (ICA 1968), The story of Cybernetic Serendipity Music, Karl Sims Evolving Virtual Creatures with Genetic Algorithms, Thomas Ray’sProject Tierra, Robert Rowe on Iannis Xenakis and Algorithmic Composition, and Raven Kwok‘s Algorithmic Videos.
Issue 22: Place and Space. Inside and Out
Place and Space. Inside and Out explores the sense of place and space, both as an exterior phenomena (physical space) and as a source of internal personal transformation (altered mental space).
Contributions include articles by Nathan Cohen, Sushma K Bahl & Archana B Sapra, Martin Gray, Behnaz Farahi, Luciana Haill, Stanza and Louise K Wilson ; an exclusive interview with Philip Franses ; plus book and play reviews by Garry Kennard.
Issue 20: Drawing Thoughts
Drawing Thoughts explores contemporary thinking on the practice of drawing, discussing its creative, expressive and educational value, and its fundamental importance to translating and analysing the world. The issue’s overarching aim is to affirm the value of drawing.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Deanna Petherbridge, Gemma Anderson, Zaria Forman, Anita Taylor and Angela Eames; articles by James Faure Walker, Karen Kurczynski, Wendy Smith, Maureen McQuillan, Stanza, Eve Andrée Laramée, Jaq Chartier, Danielle Groves, Richard Bright and Garry Kennard; plus a video by Sir Roger Penrose: ‘How Drawing Is Used for Maths and Science.’
Issue 18/19: With Consciousness in Mind (part 3)
With Consciousness in Mind (part 3) continues our exploration into contemporary thinking on the nature of consciousness.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Susan Greenfield, Alva Noë, Katja Valli, Basil Hiley, Antti Revonsuo, James Ladyman, Sona Ahuja and Rocco J Gennaro; articles by Stuart Hameroff and David Rosenthal; video talk by B Alan Wallace; plus ‘blog videos’ with David Chalmers, Daniel Dennett & Donald Hoffman, Christof Koch, Olaf Blanke and Ned Block. There is also a blog on Tantric Song by Richard Bright and a review by Tony Robbin of a new book on The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway.
Issue 17: ArtScienceMindLife
ArtScienceMindLife explores contemporary investigations into the interdependence between Art, Science, Mind and Life
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Charlene Spretnak, William Bloom, Krishna Kumari Challa, Zara Houshmandand Andrew Stone (Lord Stone of Blackheath); articles by Arthur Zajonc, Arjun Rathi and Pogus Caesar, plus ‘blog videos’ with Anselm Kiefer, Evan Thompson, Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Alain de Botton and Jeff Lieberman
Issue 16: Connecting Rhythms
Connecting Rhythms explores contemporary investigations in to the notion of rhythm in art, science and nature.
Contributions include articles by Karen Margolis, Steven Gowaski, Eleni Ikoniadou, Clare Crouchman and Godfried Toussaint, plus ‘blog videos’ with Russell Foster, Phillip M Gilley, Anje-Margriet Neutel, Bernie Krause, Sabina Sandoval, Clayton Cameron, Sophia Roosth, Anne Niemetz and Andrew Pelling.
Issue 15: Unseen. Seen
Unseen. Seen explores contemporary art/science/technology interconnections of the bio/micro/nano world, computer assisted works, and their relationship with the act of ‘looking’.
Contributions include an exclusive interview with Dryden Goodwin; articles by Sarah Craske, Simon Park, Scott Draves, Cris Orfescu, Joseph Nechvatal, Jared Vaughan Davis, Mike Phillips and Miena Mizusaki; plus ‘blog videos’ with Gary Greenberg, Drew Berry, Sukanya Chakrabarti and Louie Schwartzberg.
Issue 13/14: BioMedArt
BioMedArt explores artists that are involved with and inspired by the biological and medical sciences.
This double issue is in collaboration with Vasia Hatzi, PhD Geneticist, artist and creator and director of MEDinART(www.medinart.eu), the growing global gallery of artists that communicate through their art aspects of biomedical sciences.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Pascale Pollier, Angela Palmer, Peggy Kliafa, Chantal Pollier, Emilio Vavarella and Fito Segrera; articles by Suzanne Anker, Anna Dumitriu, Vasia Hatzi, Laura Splan, Christiana Kazakou, George Petrou, Cindy Stelmackowich, Theo Dirix and Yiannis Melanitis; plus ‘blog videos’ with Sivu, Leonardo da Vinci, Body of Songs and Dino Valls.
Issue 12: With Consciousness in Mind (Part 2)
With Consciousness in Mind (Part 2) continues exploring current thinking on the relationship between the brain and consciousness.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Max Velmans, Raymond Tallis and Iain McGilchrist, ; articles by B. Alan Wallace, Susan Aldworth, Garry Kennard, Marilyn Schlitz and Wolfgang Baer; plus ‘Talking about Consciousness 2′ blog with HH The Dalai Lama, Alva Noë, Marvin Minsky, J Krishnamurti and Peter Russell.
Issue 11: With Consciousness in Mind (Part 1
With Consciousness in Mind (Part 1) explores current research and ideas on the relationship between the brain and consciousness, and their future implications.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with John R Searle, Susan Blackmore, Murray Shanahan, Patricia Churchland, Philip Goff, Paavo Pylkkanen, Keith Wiley, Julia Buntaine and Lisa Park; articles by Stanislas Dehaene, Nicholas Humphrey and Hans Borgonjon; plus ‘Talking about Consciousness’ blog with Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, Christof Koch, Sir Roger Penrose, Antonio Damasio, Max Tegmark and Nicholas Humphrey.
Issue 10: Order, Chaos and Creativity .
Contributions include articles by John D Barrow, Peter Randall-Page, Roy Osborneand Maureen McQuillan ; audio-visual articles by Susan Derges and Richard Bright; an ‘Open Letter to the Tate’ by Garry Kennard; blogs including ‘An Interview with Ilya Prigogine‘; plus video talks featuring: Boho Interactive: Chaos, complexity, balloons and bunnies ; Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality’s riddle ; Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide? ; and Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs
Issue 9: Changing Mind Changing Body
This issue explores ideas and works on mind/body relationships and its future implications, covering such themes as bioart, transgenic art, augmented bodies/perception/reality, and transhumanism.
Contributions include exclusive interviews with Stelarc, Eduardo Kac and Andrew Carnie, together with articles by Elaine Whittaker, Zoltan Ishtan, Diemut Strebe and Richard Barrett; blogs on David Cronenberg talking about the future of human bio implants and Seiki Mikami‘s installation ‘Desire of Codes’ ; ‘video talks’ by Natasha Vita-More, Catherine Kerr, Kevin Warwick, Aubrey de Grey, Max More and Miguel Nicolelis ; and The Future of the Body with Performance Artist ORLAN.
Issue 8: Visons of Light
This issue explores the nature of light and, in particular, the contemporary and ‘visionary’ way it relates to science, quantum theory, myth, consciousness, poetry and art. Visions of Light includes articles by Sidney Perkowitz, Peter Russell, Dmitry Gelfandand Evelina Domnitch, Richard Bright and Diemut Strebe; ‘visual articles’ by Chris Wood and Nina Sellars; blogs on James Turrell, Tarkovsky’s Polaroids, Optogenetics, and the double-slit experiment; a video of the greatest cinematographers; Frederic Bonpapa’s film Light Motif; ‘Light Talks’ by Olafur Eliasson, Harald Haas, Ed Boyden, Ramesh Raskar and Rogier van der Heide; and poetry by J.M Wingfield in First Light Machine.
Issue 7: Contemplating Inner and Outer Space
This issue explores the relationships between inner and outer space. In exclusive articles for the Interalia Magazine, Marianne Rankin investigates spiritual experiences and B Alan Wallace discusses the science of consciousness. Artist Tony Robbin explores the fourth dimension and Michael Benson considers images of space through time. There are ‘visual articles’ by Mark Yankus, Greg Dunn, Julian Voss-Andreae and Michael Falzoni, an article on Georges Bachelard’s ‘Dialectics of Inner and Outer Space‘, artist Liliane Lijn’s video Inner Space Outer Space where she speaks with twelve different scientists, plus blogs on Andy Warhol’s film ‘Outer and Inner Space, the Canadian Out Innerspace Dance Theatre’s performance of ‘Vessel‘, Joseph Campbell’s book ‘The Inner Reaches of Outer Space‘ and Willy Le Maitre’s Edia, a cosmology of digital space.
Issue 6: Ecocide: Arts, Resistance and Social Change
This issue explores Ecocide: Arts, Resistance and Social Change, with guest editor, Helen Moore, an award winning ecopoet. In exclusive interviews, artists Ackroyd&Harvey discuss their cross-disciplinary work, Lierre Keith explores the ‘culture of resistance’, Melissa Tuckey discusses socially engaged poetry and David Cooper talks about his ecologically surrealist art. There’s also articles by Maddy Harland and Vishwam Jamie Heckert, videos of ‘Liberate Tate’ and Seize the Day’s ‘Fracka Hacka’, a ‘Fracking’ Comic, blogs on the V&A’s ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition, The Radical Film Network, ecologically engaged theatre in the UK, and Neil Young’s ‘Whose Gonna Stand Up’ song, plus an ecopoem and videopoem by Helen Moore.
Sir Ken Robinson, Peter Randall Page, Urszula Szulakowska, Christopher Bucklow, Philip Kime, F David Peat, Sean O Nuallain, Stuart Kauffman, John MOat, Laurent Miaille
Stuart Kauffman, Neils Henrik Gregersen, Seth Lloyd, Liliane Lijn, Bernd-Olaf Kuppers, Ed Norton, Louise Fowler Smith, B Alan Wallace, Dryden Goodwin
Arthur I Miller, Rob Kesseler, Janine Benyus, Jacquelynn Baas, Joshua Knobe, Marina Wallace, Lalla Essaydi, Murray Hunter, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Anna Dumitriu
Stuart Kauffmann, Vlatko Vedral, B Alan Wallace, Richard Feynman, Anna Dumitriu, Susan Derges, Simeon Nelson, Stanza
Contributions include: articles by Lindsay Clarke, John Moat, Jules Cashford, Patrick Harpur, Maria Popova, Murray Hunter, Helen Garrett, Jessica Hines, James Harpur and Paul Schutze.
Interviews with - Sacha Abercorn, Alexander Schlegel and Gavin Pretor-Pinney.