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.

 Additional resources elaborate this theme of artist involvement in research in more detail:

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

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    Compiled by Stephen Wilson , Professor, CIA Program , Art Dept, San Francisco State University 
    ###Note these links are part of the research for Wilson's books Informati on Arts (MIT Press,2002) and Art, Art,+Science Now (Thames & Hudson, 2010). forthcoming). Please see the book for more 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, 1999-2009 Stephen Wilson.

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