“Art-science and world shaping/forming” presented by Armand and Foresta


Session Title:

  • (Re)invented Alliances (short papers)

Presentation Title:

  • Art-science and world shaping/forming

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Organizations




  • How do art and science participate in writing a world of signs and symbols? What do these two human faculties and capacities seek and how do they differ radically? Science has progressively freed itself from its purpose (the search for the why) to model, imitate and master a world in an increasingly abstract manner. If science and art are performative, what world do they draw and what do they tell us (in terms of discourse) about the human? As science gradually becomes techno-science and produced by industries, does art have a singular role to play in the interrelation of these two poles, science and industry, in order to re-inhabit the ethical questions and meanings that were originally in these other two creative capacities? Can it and should it?