Who would've thought that a simple homemade toy, promoted through collaborative effort online, would lead to.... The Imagination Foundation? Caine's Arcade.Or that simple, impossible design could be immediately useful. This following blog inspired me to have my own students create housing based on our world studies of architecture.
At the ISEA conference (International Science, Electronics &Art) 2012 Albuquerque, the theme, Machine Wilderness provided a forum for global discourse on the blending of art, technology and nature. What was traditionally considered knowledge is no longer the same. For example, the installations at ISEA or the Denver Art Show (2010) art became the space in which dialogue creates an awareness of human induced distinctions and a new thread of memory. A particular biocultural project threading DNA data through audio and imagery captured emergent patterns that became the art. When installations draw not only inquiry from artists but scientists as well, this network of physicists, computer experts, (lab directors of Los Alamos) and others view it with an intention to continue answering questions that are currently unanswered.
Colleges and Universities are responding to this by dissolving the lines between artists, designers, scholars and inventors.