Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A book about the intersection between science, art, computation, and visualization

Just a quick note to bring attention to Arthur I. Miller's new book, Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art, which has just been released. I haven't read it all yet but, based on what I've seen so far, it's a nice overview of the relationship between art, science, and computation, beginning with Picasso, and ending with some of the craziest stuff you regularly see in websites like Creative Applications or Colossal.

The book is very well written and it includes at least three chapters that deal with data art and visualization, showcasing some of the usual suspects —Aaron Koblin, for instance. I got the book just because of these pages, but ended up being enthralled by the rest of the content. Don't miss it.