Arthur I. Miller, professor emeritus at University College London, has been keeping abreast of the developments over the past 30 years in "artsci" where science and art blend, contrast, and dance with one another. It is not an easy world to appreciate or understand, yet it is one that is bound to spawn more collaborative projects in the years to come.
Some of the more advanced forms of artsci are media art, sound art, and data visualization. Miller is enthused by many of these avant-garde creations which are based on a new aesthetic growing out of neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, or psychology. Since Einstein's theory of relativity dazzled Cubists a century ago, we have seen biotechnology, cosmology, and quantum physics energizing the work of creative individuals in music, designing, and sculpturing. Perhaps William Latham, a computer artist, says it best of all:
"What I am trying to do is to change the definition of art. Art is running out of track. It's time to go back to the Renaissance collaboration of artificial intelligence, geometry, and math (with art)."
All those who are blurring the line between science and art are confident that their creations will lead to new developments and intriguing new times. We look forward to following what they come up with.