Symposium

Lines of thought

When:
2 February 2015 from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs
Where:
KNAW, Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
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This symposium is part of an interdisciplinary research project that explores and discusses the key role of drawing in the creative process. Aristotle considered thought to be impossible without an image. Drawing is a mode and a manifestation of thinking. Visual imagery plays and has played a defining role in scientific creativity.

Introduction symposium Lines of thought by Klaas Hoek 

Art, Science and Creative Imagination - by Arthur Miller

Drawing is human - by Mel Gooding

A fine example of a visualization that aided understanding is Watson and Crick’s use of media usually associated with artistic practices in their quest to reveal the structure of DNA. If artists and scientists were to share methodologies, they might be able to establish a common ground in the creative process: they could share knowledge at fundamental levels to generate new knowledge. Does this imply the possiblity of a 'Call for drawings’?

Participants:

  • Klaas Hoek (MaHKU, Utrecht and Slade School of Fine Art at UCL) – Introduction
  • Arthur Miller (Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at UCL) – Art, science and the creative imagination
  • Mel Gooding (writer and art critic) – Drawing is human

This symposium is being organised by the Society of Arts (Akademie van Kunsten) in cooperation with BAK, base for active knowledge (basis voor actuele kunst), HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.