An Art Movement Where Art and Science Collide

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At a time when academic departments are more specialized than ever, it might seem counterintuitive to argue that art and science are moving closer together. But that’s exactly the case science historian Arthur I. Miller makes in his new book Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art. Miller joins Ira to talk about “art-sci,” a new avant-garde art movement where art and science are unified. Miller discusses artists who not only take inspiration from science, but also use scientific techniques in their work. Read an excerpt of the book.

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Arthur I. Miller

Arthur I. Miller is author of Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art (W.W. Norton, 2014) and Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London in London, England.

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Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

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