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Quantum art and uncertainty / Paul Thomas
Bib ID 7889285
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Thomas, Paul, author
 
Description Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2018 
©2018 
xi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
ISBN 1783209011 (paperback)
9781783209019 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9781783209033 (electronic book)
9781783209026 (electronic publication)
Summary

At the core of both art and science we find the twin forces of probability and uncertainty. However, these two worlds have been tenuously entangled for decades. On the one hand, artists continue to ask complex questions that align with a scientific fascination with new discoveries, and on the other hand, it is increasingly apparent that creativity and subjectivity inform science's objective processes and knowledge systems. In order to draw parallels between art, science, and culture, this publication will explore the ways that selected art works have contributed to a form of cultural pedagogy. It follows the integration of culture and science in artists' expressions to create meaningful experiences that expose the probabilities and uncertainties equally present in the world of science. --Back cover

Full contents
  • Foreword Between Nothingness and Eternity / Timothy Morton
  • Introduction The Quantum Atmospherics of Conciousness
  • ch. 1 The Swerve
  • Agency of the swerve
  • Measurement and control
  • The Solvay rupture
  • Capturing reality
  • The unpredictable swerve
  • Counterfactual definiteness of art
  • Swerve speed
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-170) and index.

Subjects Art and science.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Morton, Timothy, 1968- author of foreword

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