Molecular Aesthetics

Cover of the publication »Molecular Aesthetics«
Type of publication
Anthology, Conference proceedings
Author / Editor
Peter Weibel and Ljiljana Fruk (Eds.)
Publishing house, place
MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Year
2013
Content

Thanks to recent advances in molecular science and nanotechnology, we are now able to transcend the limits of natural perception and see layers of matter previously invisible to the naked eye. This book documents both the aesthetic and cognitive developments in what Félix Guattari once coined the »Molecular Revolution« (1977). Yet for the first time in this volume, artists and scientists jointly explore previously unseen and unknown empirical and theoretical objects. The book suggests ways in which art and science can draw inspiration from one another.

Language
English
Description
480 p. : 530 ill. , hardcover
ISBN
978-0-262-01878-4
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
Partners

DFG-Centrum für Funktionelle Nanostrukturen des Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ; International Year of Chemistry 2011 ; Akademie Schloß Solitude

Sponsors

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg ; Stadt Karlsruhe