Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Science as Art

Click here for one of the most interestingly arranged site I have come by in a while. It is an online gallery of an art exhibit called "Design and the Elastic Mind." Here is a synopsis from their site:

Over the past twenty-five years, people have weathered dramatic changes in their experience of time, space, matter, and identity. Individuals cope daily with a multitude of changes in scale and pace—working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, and being inundated with information. Adaptability is an ancestral distinction of intelligence, but today’s instant variations in rhythm call for something stronger: elasticity, the product of adaptability plus acceleration. Design and the Elastic Mind explores the reciprocal relationship between science and design in the contemporary world by bringing together design objects and concepts that marry the most advanced scientific research with attentive consideration of human limitations, habits, and aspirations. The exhibition highlights designers’ ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and history—changes that demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior—and translate them into objects that people can actually understand and use. This Web site presents over three hundred of these works, including fifty projects that are not featured in the gallery exhibition.

Click around and see what's there. Some works are more interesting than others. Here is one I like (mostly for its social implications). Here is one that is just goofy. Also STEAK ZOMBIES EXQUISITE CORPSE! Oh and here is one I think is the most strange/gorss (Warning: strange nudity).