A landscape artist transformed an old coal mine into a piece of cosmic art.
The movie “whiteonwhite” has human actors, director, and crew. But its editor is an algorithm that creates a different version of the film each time it plays.
Researchers at MIT think the secret to artificial intelligence might not be processing power, but storytelling.
Creative types tend to think computers will never take their jobs. They haven’t met Brutus.
Researchers at Brigham Young University are training a computer program to evaluate a work of art. What happens when it judges artists in a juried show?
Harvard physicist Lisa Randall is at the forefront of the search for dark matter. But she thinks good science should be beautiful, too.
One neuroscientist found that art gave him more fulfillment and excitement than scientific research. So he abandoned the lab for the art studio.
When artists use synthetic biology, are they playing God, or just playing with cool new toys? Scientists Drew Endy and Christina Agapakis weigh in on the ethics.
Synthetic biology is a great plot device for science fiction, but screenwriters tend to rely on clichés more than the much weirder world of actual science.
From "Pig Wings" to "Semi-Living Worry Dolls," artists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr are using high tech tools to challenge our conception of what life is — and could be.
An artist and an astrophysicist put their heads together to imagine how dark matter — the invisible stuff holding the universe together — would look if we could see it.
Thursday, December 11, 2014