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Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of the continent as ocean waves pound the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They will measure earthquakes on the other side of the world and the stomping of cattle nearby, the ultrasonic whistles of bats and the barometric drop of cold fronts. “I joke to my physicist friends that if I had a microphone small enough, I could record the Higgs boson,” Pijanowski says...

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Electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life

Electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
Some intrepid biologists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered bacteria that survives on nothing but electricity -- rather than food, they eat and excrete pure electrons. These bacteria yet again prove the almost miraculous tenacity of life -- but, from a technology standpoint, they might also prove to be useful in enabling the creation of self-powered nanoscale devices that clean up pollution. Some of these bacteria also have the curious ability to form into
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Art Robotique - Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 08.04.2014 >>> 04.01.2015

Art Robotique - Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 08.04.2014 >>> 04.01.2015 | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Est considérée comme étant de l’“art robotique” toute œuvre utilisant des technologies robotiques ou automatisées. Certaines de ces réalisations intègrent des robots, d’autres les placent au cœur du dispositif de création, donnant ainsi vie à des œuvres qui n’auraient jamais pu évoluer sans cette contribution robotique. Il arrive que ces robots soient anthropomorphes mais ici, l’exposition Art robotique privilégie ceux dont la forme s’éloigne de la simple copie du corps humain (extrait du Communiqué de presse).


La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, en collaboration avec Epidemic, lance une exposition d’envergure à la croisée de l'art, de la science et de la technologie.

Une vingtaine d’œuvres dynamiques et spectaculaires, dont la plupart sont inédites pour le public français, prendront place durant neuf mois sur un espace de 1 600 m².

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Fourier Art - form of computer art created by using Fourier series

Fourier Art - form of computer art created by using Fourier series | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
The earliest known reference to synthetic generation of curves using Fourier series is:
  • Zahn, Charles T.; Roskies, Ralph Z., "Fourier Descriptors for Plane Closed Curves," Computers, IEEE Transactions on , vol.C-21, no.3, pp.269,281, March 1972


This paper served as inspiration for the creation of Fourier art, since it shows several examples of synthetically generated curves from simple Fourier descriptors representations, many exhibiting axial and rotational symmetries. These shapes are shown in the figure on the right.


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Nanomotors that are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells

Nanomotors that are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Penn State University chemists and engineers have, for the first time, placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells in a lab, propelled them with ultrasonic waves, and steered them magnetically.

The Penn State nanomotors are the closest so far to a “Fantastic Voyage” concept (without the miniature people).

The nanomotors, which are rocket-shaped gold rods ~300 nanometers in diameter and ~3 microns long, move around inside the cells, spinning and battering against the cell membrane.

The nanomotors are activated by resonant ultrasound operating at ~4 MHz, and show axial propulsion as well as spinning.

 


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FUTUREMAG - Arte - Tous les samedis à 13h15

FUTUREMAG - Arte - Tous les samedis à 13h15 | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
Chaque semaine, FUTUREMAG explore le monde à la rencontre des hommes et des femmes qui inventent l’avenir. Présentée par Raphaël Hitier, cette émission bimédia décrypte l'innovation dans tous les domaines et mesure l’impact des nouvelles technologies sur notre quotidien. Quelles perspectives nous offrent-elles en matière de santé, d’alimentation, d’agriculture, de communication, d’énergie, d’urbanisme ou de mode de vie ?
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Imagining Science - Scientific investigation and the art of imagination

Imagining Science - Scientific investigation and the art of imagination | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

A blog about science, art and sciart; everything from neuroscience to botany to surrealism, stopping at public engagement and humour along the way.

 

Imagination is the ability to synthesise a new idea, something previously intangible…
  An artwork exists only when it is imagined and translated onto a medium. An experiment doesn’t exist until you design it.  Experimental data are meaningless until analysed and placed in context.
          Science and art each hold the joy of creating ideas and finding things out. Artists engage in methodical practice. The spirit of scientific discovery is an imaginative one.

[We are share the same skills... We are are not so different at all.] The two fields are often fascinated with each other, leading some scientists to become artists and vice versa.[Science and art are holding hands, even when you aren't looking...] We imagine molecules interacting, construct mental images of how data relates to cellular behaviour; we also draw, paint, observe the aesthetic as well as the informative.  

Collaboration in science brings scientists, resources, and ideas together, expanding possibilities for research and analysis. Similarly, collaboration in art brings expanded perspectives and ideas to each concept interpreted in art. Both science and art are enriched by collaboration and material exchange.

Imagining Science started as a collaborative art exhibition but the idea grew, and appears to have its own imagination... 
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Neuroscientists Plant False Memories in the Brains of Mice

Neuroscientists Plant False Memories in the Brains of Mice | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

n a new study, neuroscientists plant false memories in the brains of mice, showing that the brain’s neural mechanism underlying the recall of the memory is the same whether it’s a false or genuine memory.


The phenomenon of false memory has been well-documented: In many court cases, defendants have been found guilty based on testimony from witnesses and victims who were sure of their recollections, but DNA evidence later overturned the conviction.

 

In a step toward understanding how these faulty memories arise, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can plant false memories in the brains of mice. They also found that many of the neurological traces of these memories are identical in nature to those of authentic memories.

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Représenter l’« infravisible » - interview du professeur Arnauld Pierre

Représenter l’« infravisible » - interview du professeur Arnauld Pierre | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Pour accompagner la sortie du nouvel e-mag d’ArtsHebdo|Médias consacré à la relation entre l’art et la science, nous publions tout au long de la semaine des entretiens avec des personnalités du monde de l’art et des scientifiques.

 

 

Professeur en histoire de l’art contemporain à l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, Arnauld Pierre appartient également, depuis 2006, à l’équipe de recherche sur l'art du XXe siècle du Centre André Chastel. Son domaine d’expertise englobe les sources et l’imaginaire de la modernité considérée dans le champ élargi de la culture scientifique et visuelle. Il est l’auteur, entre autres, de Maternités cosmiques, la recherche des origines de Kupka à Kubrick (Hazan, 2010).

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Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram

Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.

 

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.

 

In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed1 that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of well-established physics. The mathematically intricate world of strings, which exist in nine dimensions of space plus one of time, would be merely a hologram: the real action would play out in a simpler, flatter cosmos where there is no gravity. ...

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Après la “Smart City”, la “Living City” - Chris Arkenberg

Après la “Smart City”, la “Living City” - Chris Arkenberg | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Dans un récent article pour Fast Company, le prospectiviste Chris Arkenberg (@chris23, qui tient aussi le blog Urbeing Recorded traitant essentiellement de réalité augmentée), imagine un avenir vertigineux pour nos cités. Selon lui, les frontières entre la biologie et la technologie vont disparaître. Les villes de demain, explique-t-il, pourraient bien s’élaborer à partir d’imprimantes 3D, de biologie synthétique et de robotique.

 

Comment se combineront ces trois technologies pour donner naissance à l’urbanisme du futur ? Arkenberg envisage plusieurs développements. Dans un premier temps, les outils à disposition vont se perfectionner et se standardiser. Puis, dans environ une décennie, la biologie et la technologie commenceront à fusionner. ...

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Stéphane Hardel's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:44 AM

New age (là c'est pour de vrai)

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Collider: step inside the world's greatest experiment

Collider: step inside the world's greatest experiment | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Journey inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed in our new exhibition, Collider, opening 13 November 2013http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/collider

This immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory.

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Le scientifique Christophe Morin accueille l'artiste Klaus Fruchtnis l Art et Science 2013

Le scientifique Christophe Morin accueille l'artiste Klaus Fruchtnis. Découvrez les meilleurs moments de la visite du laboratoire. 

Projet de résidence Art & Science "D'un monde à l'autre" avec CNRS et l'Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne, Créteil, France.

Documentaire tourné au CRRET -- réal. Think

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DI 2014 - the First International Scientific and Interdisciplinary Conference dedicated to digital society and cultures

DI 2014 - the First International Scientific and Interdisciplinary Conference dedicated to digital society and cultures | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
The main objective of #di2014 is to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from a large variety of fields and to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions and research achievements as well establish worldwide cooperative research and developpement.Areas of research include but are not limited to: Data, Social Web, Digital Humanities, Digital Identity, The commons, Digital Art, Smart Cities, Media and Digital Cultures, Human-Computer Interface, Digital Literature, Digital Literacy, Computational Thinking, Secutity, Safety and Privacy, e-Learning, Business intelligence.The mindset of #di2014 is unique in bringing these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogs. We broadly invite contributions that describe original research, analysis, practices, and works-in-progress in all areas of Digital Cultures.#di2014 will be organized jointly with Scopitone, the major French digital arts and music festival (Sept. 16-21, 2014).
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Forget Robots. We’ll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter - By Marcus Wohlsen

Forget Robots. We’ll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter - By Marcus Wohlsen | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
WIRED sat down with Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, to discuss this phenomenon of convergence, where digital bits from the computer world are fusing with atoms here in the physical world (see gallery above). The trend is advancing, he says, and it won't stop at gadgets. For Ito, the next great engineering platform will be living matter itself.
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What Makes This Substance Boil And Freeze At The Same Time?

What Makes This Substance Boil And Freeze At The Same Time? | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
A mystery fluid is placed in a container and all the air is removed. The substance begins to freeze and boil at the same time. So what's going on?
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Allons-nous vers un cerveau simulé par ordinateur ? Cnrs et le Musées des Arts et Métiers de Paris

Allons-nous vers un cerveau simulé par ordinateur ? Cnrs et le Musées des Arts et Métiers de Paris | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Modéliser le cerveau humain, un des organes les plus énigmatiques, tel est l’objectif titanesque du projet phare qui vient d’être lancé par l’Union européenne pour un coût total estimé à 1,19 milliard d’euros. Ce cerveau virtuel fonctionnera à l’aide de supercalculateurs et incorporera les résultats les plus récents des recherches en neurosciences. Comment mettre en équation ce réseau au câblage incroyablement complexe constitué de 100 000 milliards de connexions nerveuses qui n’ont pas été entièrement caractérisées ? Une des solutions envisagées pourrait être d'implémenter les règles du développement embryonnaire du cerveau in vivo et de les laisser reconstruire un cerveau in silico. Il resterait ensuite une étape décisive : le connecter à un corps virtuel et le faire évoluer dans un environnement hypothétique afin de vérifier s’il est « réellement » intelligent ? Ces travaux sont aussi une source d’inspiration remarquable pour concevoir des ordinateurs bioinspirés du fonctionnement des neurones. En effet, avec une vingtaine de watts à peine, le cerveau assure d’innombrables fonctions, dont certaines ne peuvent être réalisées simplement par les machines, de quoi faire rêver… Les memristors, composants électroniques passifs, sont ainsi capables de simuler le comportement synaptique à l’échelle nanométrique grâce à de nouveaux concepts de mémoire numérique basée sur des mécanismes de commutation ferromagnétique et ferroélectrique.


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Bio Art & Design Awards

Bio Art & Design Awards | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

The BIO ART & DESIGN AWARD (called Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award till 2013) is a unique competition that aims at stimulating young artists and designers from The Netherlands and abroad to experiment with bioart and design and to collaborate with renowned Dutch science centers.


The Award aims to:

  • stimulate interest, excitement and debate about the Life Sciences through high-quality, original artistic practice
  • examine the social, cultural and ethical contexts of the Life Sciences through the arts
  • promote high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations between art/ design and science/technology



The Awards of €25.000,- each are assigned by an international jury to the most promising and original proposals in the competition. The projects are consequently realised within six months and exhibited. Some contestants who do not get an Award still find other ways to realize their ideas.

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The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections

The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account recently, it got me thinking. The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which somehow was an indication that a lot of people seemed to agree with this statement.

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AxS Festival 2014 | Curiosity - the uncharted journey of artistic and scientific creativity

AxS Festival 2014 | Curiosity - the uncharted journey of artistic and scientific creativity | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

AxS Festival 2014 | CURIOSITY explores the uncharted journey of artistic and scientific creativity — the question, the experiment, the discovery. From Pandora’s irresistible desire to look into the box, to NASA/JPL’s Curiosity roving on the surface of Mars, human inquisitiveness defines our species and resonates powerfully through all works of art and scientific inquiry.

 

In fall 2014 Pasadena Arts Council will present the sixth AxS Festival, a unique collaboration showcasing the interplay between science and the arts. The festival will feature works from artists responding to the curiosity theme, including dance and theater performances, multimedia and visual arts events, and provocative conversations by artists and thinkers . . . even a curiously amazing ArtScience fair for imagining minds of all ages.


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AxS FESTIVAL 2014 | CURIOSITY
TWO WEEKS OF ART, DANCE, MUSIC, THEATER, PERFORMANCE and PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION

AxS Festival 2014 | CURIOSITY explores the uncharted journey of artistic and scientific creativity — the question, the experiment, the discovery. From Pandora’s irresistible desire to look into the box, to NASA/JPL’s Curiosity roving on the surface of Mars, human inquisitiveness defines our species and resonates powerfully through all works of art and scientific inquiry.

In fall 2014 Pasadena Arts Council will present the sixth AxS Festival, a unique collaboration showcasing the interplay between science and the arts. The festival will feature works from artists responding to the curiosity theme, including dance and theater performances, multimedia and visual arts events, and provocative conversations by artists and thinkers . . . even a curiously amazing ArtScience fair for imagining minds of all ages.

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Plant Cells "Talk" With Electric Signals, Too - by Sarah Zhang

Plant Cells "Talk" With Electric Signals, Too - by Sarah Zhang | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

A particular detail has always stuck with me from The BFG, Roald Dahl's dark-as-hell children's book that's actually about giants snatching kids from their bedrooms. The one good, non-kid-eating giant tells his friend about superhuman hearing: "if I is twisting the stem of the flower till it breaks, then the plant is screaming. I can hear it screaming and screaming very clear."

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Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Centre de Culture scientifique de l'ESPCI ParisTech, géré par le Groupe Traces

Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Centre de Culture scientifique de l'ESPCI ParisTech, géré par le Groupe Traces | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Passerelle entre la cité et le monde scientifique imaginée en 1994 par Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, l’Espace des sciences, rebaptisé Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles-de-Gennes (ESPGG) en juin 2007, est l’espace grand-public de l’ESPCI ParisTech. Entre espace d’animation grand public et laboratoire d’innovation pour la médiation scientifique, il se situe à l’interface entre science, culture, art et société. Il constitue un lieu ouvert pour favoriser les échanges, les rencontres et les réflexions communes entre chercheurs, enseignants, journalistes, artistes, narrateurs, curieux des sciences et des cultures.

 

Les objectifs de l’Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes consistent essentiellement en la valorisation du patrimoine historique et des recherches menées à l’ESPCI ParisTech, ainsi qu’en leur mise en perspective du point de vue des relations science-technologie-société. ...

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Artsciencefactory - enjeux et perspectives de l’interaction entre sciences et arts

Artsciencefactory - enjeux et perspectives de l’interaction entre sciences et arts | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

rtsciencefactory est né de la rencontre entre les responsables de la Communauté d’agglomération de Plateau de Saclay (CAPS) et le Centre André Malraux (CAM) de Sarajevo. La CAPS accueille aujourd’hui, et demain plus encore, la plus grande concentration d’organismes de recherche scientifique d’Europe (universités, laboratoires, Centres de recherche, entreprises de pointe). Elle affronte des enjeux massifs de développement du territoire et d’harmonisation entre ses populations de résidents et de travailleurs. La rencontre avec le CAM résulte d’un engagement commun à propos des conflits dans les Balkans, leurs conséquences et leur signification, le présence de nombreux artistes de premier plan dans la proximité immédiate du Centre a suscité l’idée d’échanges entre scientifiques liés au Plateau de Saclay et artistes liés au CAM, échanges ouverts à tous et d’abord à tous les habitants du Plateau.

 

Artsciencefactory consiste principalement en un site internet interactif, http://artsciencefactory.fr/, et en l’organisation de manifestations (expositions, débats, concerts, projections…) sur le Plateau lui-même, les Artsciencefactory Days. Artsciencefactory est né à la mi-octobre 2010. Le site accueille œuvres, documents de vulgarisation scientifique, et réflexions sur les enjeux et perspectives de l’interaction entre sciences et arts. Les œuvres mises en ligne sont disponibles au « remix », c’est à dire à la reprise/transformation par les internautes, selon un protocole qui ne fait jamais disparaître l’œuvre originale.

 
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138 Years of Popular Science | Jer Thorp blog

138 Years of Popular Science | Jer Thorp blog | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it

Near the end of this summer, I was asked by the publishers of Popular Science magazine to produce a visualization piece that explored the archive of their publication. PopSci has a history that spans almost 140 years, so I knew there would be plenty of material to draw from. Working with Mark Hansen, I ended up making a graphic that showed how different technical and cultural terms have come in and out of use in the magazine since its inception.

 

The graphic is anchored by a kind of molecular chain – decade clusters in turn contain year clusters. Every atom in these year clusters is a single issue of the magazine, and is shaded with colours extracted from the issue covers via a colour clustering routine. The size of the issue-atoms is determined by the number of words in each issue. ...

 
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Honeybees Trained to Sniff Out Cancer - ABC news

Honeybees Trained to Sniff Out Cancer - ABC news | Digital MediaArts Numériques | Scoop.it
Honeybees can be used to detect early stage cancer. Courtesy www.susanasoares.com. Bees may soon be able to take some of the sting out of cancer by detecting it early and getting patients into treatment sooner.
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