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When Science meets Art: Quadrature

Credit: Quadrature.co ; Ars Electronica

The Age of Multidisciplinarity

Often, we tend to separate Science and Art in an ungrounded categorical way as they are two disparate fields of human activities. Science is seen as objective, explanatory, rational, practical, and unconditional truth, whereas Art - as a whimsical, irrational, imaginary representation of the so-called "real world." Well, first of all, both Science and Art have been proven adequate or inadequate to reality. Experimentation is part of the process. And second, thinking that way, we exclude some crucial similarities that unite them like creativeness and imagination. All scientific and technological achievements were at one point just ideas in the mind of someone. As Albert Einstein once said, "the greatest scientists are artists as well."Yes, these are two different ways to understand, interpret, represent, and literally, perceive the cosmos around us, sometimes opposite to each other. But instead of seeking their contrasts, we could see how they work together. The more perspectives we consider, the better comprehension of the world we achieve. 

The fact that Art and Science are two different approaches towards the natural world does not cut the connection between them. Conversely, they enrich and enhance each other. We live in unprecedented ages of informational interconnection and easy access to thousands of areas of knowledge and technology. Each discipline has reached striking depths of its subject matter, and now is the time to combine them, to explore their possible and impossible interactions.

Today, we present you with a good example of such interdisciplinary and multimedia artistic experiments – Quadrature.

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