Interalia Magazine

Interalia Magazine

An online magazine dedicated to promoting inquiry into, and open-minded discussion about, the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness. 

Consistent with The Interalia Centre’s aims, the magazine offers knowledge and inspiration from the world's most exciting thinkers to a community of the curious to engage with ideas and each other. An important aspect of the magazine will be to foster news ideas and promote further discussion.

We will look for contributions from people whose creative and imaginative thinking and work has expanded, and inspires to further expand, our notion of who and what we are.

The magazine is MONTHLY, with 2 levels of access - part free content and full content by subscription. Subscription will be based on making the magazine accessible for a general readership without trivialising its content. Each issue will be focused on a particular theme

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 JamesonKindra Crick, Rick L Garner, Paulo Rodrigues, Megan McGlynn and Filipe Rodrigues. Plus The Heart of the Brain video blog, featuring talks by Carl SchoonoverHow to look inside the brain ; Jill Bolte TaylorMy stroke of insight ; Ed BoydenA new way to study the brain’s invisible secrets ; Nancy KanwisherA 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 ( and Editor-in-Chief of SciArt Magazine ( 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 BuntaineChina BlueEran GilatKaren InghamBonnie CuttsRichard 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. BodenJasmine PradissittoSidney PerkowitzStuart 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( 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 PollierJoanna Culley and Valentina Stefanescu; exclusive interviews with Helen PynorPeta ClancyVasia HatziBenjamin A. VierlingJulia GrapsaFederico 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 JerramDavid GoodsellLisa May ThomasGünes-Hélène IsitanDrew 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 HébertAlex MayPaul BrownThomas RayFernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg; plus video blogs featuring the Cybernetic Serendipity Exhibition (ICA 1968), The story of Cybernetic Serendipity MusicKarl 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 CohenSushma 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 WalkerKaren Kurczynski, Wendy SmithMaureen McQuillanStanzaEve 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 SpretnakWilliam BloomKrishna Kumari ChallaZara Houshmandand Andrew Stone (Lord Stone of Blackheath); articles by Arthur ZajoncArjun Rathi and Pogus Caesar, plus ‘blog videos’ with Anselm KieferEvan ThompsonLinda Dalrymple HendersonAlain 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 MargolisSteven GowaskiEleni IkoniadouClare 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 CraskeSimon ParkScott DravesCris OrfescuJoseph NechvatalJared Vaughan DavisMike Phillips and Miena Mizusaki; plus ‘blog videos’ with Gary Greenberg,  Drew BerrySukanya 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(, the growing global gallery of artists that communicate through their art aspects of biomedical sciences.

Contributions include exclusive interviews with Pascale PollierAngela Palmer, Peggy KliafaChantal PollierEmilio Vavarella and Fito Segrera; articles by Suzanne Anker, Anna Dumitriu, Vasia Hatzi, Laura SplanChristiana Kazakou, George PetrouCindy Stelmackowich, Theo Dirix and Yiannis Melanitis; plus ‘blog videos’ with SivuLeonardo da VinciBody 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 VelmansRaymond Tallis and Iain McGilchrist, ; articles by B. Alan WallaceSusan AldworthGarry KennardMarilyn Schlitz and Wolfgang Baer; plus ‘Talking about Consciousness 2′ blog with HH The Dalai Lama,  Alva NoëMarvin MinskyJ 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 SearleSusan BlackmoreMurray ShanahanPatricia ChurchlandPhilip GoffPaavo PylkkanenKeith WileyJulia Buntaine and Lisa Park; articles by Stanislas DehaeneNicholas Humphrey and Hans Borgonjon; plus ‘Talking about Consciousness’ blog with Daniel DennettDavid ChalmersChristof KochSir Roger PenroseAntonio DamasioMax Tegmark and Nicholas Humphrey.


Issue 10: Order, Chaos and Creativity .

Contributions include articles by John D BarrowPeter Randall-PageRoy 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 InteractiveChaos, complexity, balloons and bunnies ; Marcus du SautoySymmetry, reality’s riddle ; Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide? ; and Ron EglashThe 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 StelarcEduardo Kac and Andrew Carnie, together with articles by  Elaine WhittakerZoltan 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 PerkowitzPeter RussellDmitry Gelfandand Evelina DomnitchRichard Bright and Diemut Strebe; ‘visual articles’ by Chris Wood and Nina Sellars;  blogs on James TurrellTarkovsky’s Polaroids, Optogenetics, and the double-slit experiment; a video of the greatest cinematographers; Frederic Bonpapa’s film Light Motif;  ‘Light Talks’ by Olafur EliassonHarald HaasEd BoydenRamesh 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 ClarkeJohn MoatJules 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.