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Why should visual artists turn their attention to science? Because of its new materials and techniques, its strange metaphors, its controversies. An examination of science forces us to view our lives from new perspectives. A.S. Byatt writes We need to feel there is something real out there - of which we are a part and not the whole - and science reveals it to us.
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Bizarre consequences - introduction and background; the scientist's mind - the artist's temperament; many complex collisions - new directions for art in science; between explanation and inspiration - images in science; us and them, this and that, here and there, now and then - collecting, classifying, creating; creativity and the making of contemporary art; uncertain entanglements; inside - outside - permutation - science and the body in contemporary art; fission or fusion - art, science and society.

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