Relationships Between Art & Research

Research has become a critical center of cultural development.  It is important that artists become active in monitoring and shaping frontier areas of research.  This site is devoted to providing resources so artists can learn about important areas of emerging technological and scientific research.

The topics covered represent areas of research that I have been following to varying degrees.  This list is suggestive; there are many other areas that deserve attention.  Please feel free to send suggestions.

 Two papers elaborate this theme of artist involvement in research in more detail:

  Intersections of Art, Technology, Science & Culture - Links
  • Artists' Work 
  • Art Festivals, Competitions, & Shows 
  • Art Organizations, Journals, Research Centers, Research Organizations, Aternative Science 
  • Online Essays - Theory Resources - Syllabi   ****this document **** 
  • Introduction to Emerging Research Areas of Interest to Artists (Technological & Artistic research in GPS,Biotechnology, Biosensors, Materials Science, Wearable Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, etc)

  • Compiled by Stephen Wilson, Professor, CIA Program , Art Dept, San Francisco State University
    ###Note these links are part of the research for Wilson's new book Informati on Arts (MIT Press, late summer, 2001). Please see the book formore details about the artists, organizations, and texts listed in these links and for extended analysis of the relationship of art and research.  The links are constantly being revised and suggestions are welcomed. Feel free to use these resources but please attribute source. Copyright, 1999-2001 Stephen Wilson.

    - This page created by Stephen Wilson, Professor Conceptual/Information Arts, SFSU   
    - More information about the Conceptual / Information Arts program  

    - This page is part of a section whose master  is at

    **Note this section is being generated as part of new book Information Arts by Stephen Wilson (to be published by MIT Pess, 2000).  It is in state of major revision.  Feel free to use these resources  for non- commercial purposes but please attribute source. Copyright, 1999 Stephen Wilson.
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