The University of Arizona

The Blurred Line Between Science and Art

By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Communications | January 12, 2012

The UA School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts is hosting its first exhibition of artwork by UA students, faculty members and staff that is blurring the lines that connect art, research, technology and science.

The dataset for this image comes from one of the largest adaptive mesh simulations of the cosmos ever done. The simulation follows the evolution of both dark matter and baryonic gas from slightly after the big bang to the present day. Bright spots depict clusters of galaxies, and the particularly large bright spot at the center is a cluster approximately 2 quadrillion solar masses. The filamentary structures, or “Cosmic Web,” are similar to those seen by telescopes. (Image courtesy of Matthew Hall, University of Arizona and Brian O'Shea, Michigan State University)
The dataset for this image comes from one of the largest adaptive mesh simulations of the cosmos ever done. The simulation follows the evolution of both dark matter and baryonic gas from slightly after the big bang to the present day. Bright spots depict clusters of galaxies, and the particularly large bright spot at the center is a cluster approximately 2 quadrillion solar masses. The filamentary structures, or “Cosmic Web,” are similar to those seen by telescopes. (Image courtesy of Matthew Hall, University of Arizona and Brian O'Shea, Michigan State University)

Technology, information and aesthetics are a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives.

Information can be transmitted in aesthetically innovative ways using visual, aural and interpretive methods, and artists are using new technologies to understand society and create new work. Also, researchers are using technologies to make new discoveries.

To acknowledge that technology touches and changes our lives in new and profound ways, the University of Arizona's School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts, or SISTA, is hosting its first art exhibit. 

The event, "Science, Technology & Art: A SISTA Exhibition," will be held Jan. 17 through Feb. 9 at the Union Gallery, located on the third floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.

The exhibition is free and open to the public with an opening reception scheduled Jan. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Contacts

Holly B. Brown

UA School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts 

520-626-8470  

brownhb@email.arizona.edu