There is a quiet revolution going on in the world of art, a new avant-garde pushing the boundaries farther than ever before. These are artists who work together with scientists to make extraordinary creations that may well change the world as we know it. A growing number of artists have gone even further, becoming artist/scientist/technologist rolled into one. The works of these groups are shown in specialised galleries and in scientific establishments such as CERN, as well as playing a role in shaping public spaces. In my talk I will discuss this brave new world and the changes in academia needed to keep up with it.
ARTHUR I. MILLER is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking - in art on the one hand and science on the other. What are the similarities, what are the differences? He has published many critically acclaimed books, including Einstein, Picasso, Empire of the Stars and 137, and writes for the Guardian and The New York Times. An experienced broadcaster and lecturer, he has curated exhibitions on art/science and writes engagingly about complex social and intellectual dramas, weaving the personal with the scientific to produce thoroughly-researched works that read like novels. He is professor emeritus of history and philosophy of science at University College London.