The Arts and Sciences, the "twin engines of creativity," more often than not, are thought of as completely different processes and products. This is wrong. This multi-media, interdisciplinary course is devoted to exploring the global history and present-day expressions of the relationship between art, science and technology, and to showing how they are integrated. To this end, we will cultivate both a new visual literacy and a new literacy in science and technology. Among our subjects are: the invention of visualizing technologies such as the microscope and PET scan and the types of images and meanings they have generated; cognitive maps and cartographic art; bio-art and genetically-engineered life forms; Darwinism and photography; Japanese anime; robots and cyborgs; and posthumanism.
Estimated cost of materials: $50 or more, but less than $100. A.B.C.D.E. 3, 4