This call makes some interesting associations between Artists working with perception, memory, and emotion to create new works and new collaborations between scientists and artists using abstract thinking, imagination, and visual perception. Recently, a young neuroscientist enamored with the beauty of the brain’s neurons and synapses became a painter!
A new openness from scientists with their research findings and a new desire to engage with the public has created recent art+neuroscience activities, including: the new scientific field of Neuroaesthetics; The Beautiful Brain: Art and Science of the Human Mind online forum; The Interalia Magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences, and consciousness; Neuroscience Art exhibitions mounted at The Society of Neuroscience annual meetings; and a 2014 production of a planetarium journey, the NEURODOME, that uses the data visualization tools of astronomy to depict high-resolution imagery of the brain.
With this call for artists to submit work for the exhibition, SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The Brain, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) and the New York Hall of Science want to display the aesthetic results of human curiosity about the brain (human or other) and seek stunning, two-dimensional images of original art (executed in any visual media), inspired or informed by any aspect of the brain or new discoveries in neuroscience.
Read the full details on the Science Inspires Art Tumblr Blog here.