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Science meets Art - Panel Discussion
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Join Us for a discussion about the connection and intersection of science and arts.
Powered by ArtInfusion, the Hungarian Cultural Centre London and University College London Hungarian Society
DR SEMIR ZEKI – Professor of Neuroesthetics, University College London
DR ZOLTAN KOLLÁTH - Professor of astrophysics and environmental sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Campus, HU
DR CSABA MENGYÁN - PhD in Pure Mathematics, Head of the secretariat of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts, HU
IMRE BÁRD, Founder at Hack the Senses
Moderator: ANETT GECOV – Art Historian
At first sight they might appear as something completely different, but scientific and artistic practices are alike in many ways. Their all-embracing scope cover every details of our world, like nature, people, materials, elements and the mind as well. Furthermore their investigations are constantly seeking for new methods and solutions.
History approves arts and sciences profound connection. Leonardo Davinci is a well-known example of the Renaissance man with his scholarly descriptions bearing high artistic qualities. As the harmony of the mind and feelings have dissolved, today he probably would be two different person. Specialization has divided people and disciplines, but some trends are open to the multidisciplinary realignment.
Art has many intersection points with other disciplines, and able to provide us fresh aspects, and to expand our scope. It brings the “Outside of the box” way of thinking, which can be beneficial during creative processes. Fresh horizons and dialogues are crucial to open up new ways of innovation, and originality.