Hidden dimensions within which thought processes reside? How do these ‘maps of the imagination’ become the atlas of collective knowledge and shared experience? Is our experimental knowledge of the more remote aspects of the physical universe filtered through conceptual models in ways that mean we can never talk about an agreed ‘physical reality’ but only of a temporary internal consistency? Has the growth of 20th century techno-science been a liberating experience or does it ultimately amount to a form of intellectual fundamentalism?
Bronwyn Platten, Is the apparent divide between art and science that of the imaginal and the rational, or are they far more closely related acts of creativity separated principally by lexical issues?
Luke Jerram, NESTA Art and Science Fellow, Is there an ‘Artistic method’ which parallels the ‘Scientific method’ or has postmodernism made this question redundant? If so, why?
Professor Stuart Sim (University of Sunderland), What would be the consequences of treating science as another belief system, and what might artists bring to our understanding of such a system
Dr Iain Biggs (UWE), Might a remediation of critical, scientific and artistic discourse offer new ways of reflecting on cultural experience and knowledge?
Cover of catalogue ‘Beyond landscape’ 2004-05, design Jonathan Ward