The Science+Art Project

The following experts have been interviewed and are advisors to Science+Art.

Arthur I. Miller is a science historian at University College London. Miller has written extensively on the history and philosophy of 19th and 20th century science and technology, cognitive science, scientific creativity, and the relation between science and art. He is author of the following books: Insight Of Genius: Imagery And Creativity In Science And Art , Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time And The Beauty That Causes Havoc which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Martin Kemp, art historian at Oxford, is considered one of the most important Leonardo scholars today. He is author of the book The Science of Art. Kemp created the CD-ROM for Leonardo's CODEX, a collection of Leonardo's writings and drawings about science and nature. He has guest-curated a series of exhibits on Leonardo, including those at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. His columns in Nature were published as the book Visualizations.

Semir Zeki, neurobiologist at University College London, charted the visual brain and is one of the world's authorities on how art is handled in the brain, about the ways we register everything from Picasso's cubes to Pollock's drips. He uses fMRI technology to measure and analyze what happens in the brain when we look at art. He in fact is using art primarily as a tool in analyzing the visual brain. He wrote Inner Vision and A Vision Of The Brain. Zeki started the Institute of Neuroesthetics which combines art and science.

Louise Lippincott is Curator of Fine Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Lippincott was curator of the Carnegie Museum's exhibit on "Light," and author of the accompanying book Light: The Industrial Era, 1750 to 1900, Art and Science, Technology and Science. A sequel was "Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals 1750-1900," about Darwin's influence on art.

Fractal art by Sven Geier