Art and Complexity

1st Edition

Authors: J. Casti A. Karlqvist
Print ISBN: 9781493302253
eBook ISBN: 9780080527581
Imprint: JAI Press
Published Date: 19th February 2003
Page Count: 180
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This title is the result of a one-week workshop sponsored by the Swedish research agency, FRN, on the interface between complexity and art. Among others, it includes discussions on whether "good" art is "complex" art, how artists see the term "complex", and what poets try to convey in word about complex behavior in nature.


Educated laypersons interested in how the arts and sciences interface. Computer artists. Scientists with an interest in the humanities. Professors teaching interdisciplinary courses in both the humanities and in the sciences.

Table of Contents

Art and Science - Les Liaisons Dangereuses? (J.D. Barrow).
Complexity and Aesthetics: Is Good Art "Complex" Art? (J. Casti).
What Lies Between Order and Chaos? (J.P. Crutchfield).
Regularities and Randomness: Evolving Schemata in Science and the Arts (M. Gell-Mann).
Drawing, Knowledge and Intuitive Thinking: Drawing as a Way to Understand and Solve Complex Problems (B. Hjort).
Nothing is Hidden (A. Karlqvist).
Science and Art in Collaboration - The Mindship Method (T. Norretranders).
Complexity and Emergence inthe American Experimental Music Tradition (T. Perkis).
Modeling Complexity for Interactive Art Works on the Internet (C. Sommerer, L. Mignonneau).
Poetic Voice and the Complexity of Bird Song (M. Southwick).
Fractal Expressionism - Where Art Meets Science (R. Taylor).
A Depth-First Traversal of Thinking (G. Wight).
Color Plates.


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About the Author

J. Casti

Affiliations and Expertise

Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA

A. Karlqvist


@from:John de Rivaz @qu:....a testament to the ongoing ability of artists and scientists to communicate to unravel mysteries in the world around us..... @source:The fractal Translight Newsletter @from:George J. Klir @qu:This is a stimulating book that I can wholeheartedly recommend to all readers who are interested in art, music or literature @source:International Journal of General Systems