Descartes' Eye: Theorising the Art and Science of Observation

Ingham, Karen (2006) Descartes' Eye: Theorising the Art and Science of Observation. In: Proceedings of New Constellations: Art, Science and Society, 17 - 19 March 2006, Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Abstract

Ingham's published paper, 'Descartes’ Eye: Theorising the Art and Science of Observation', postulates that contemporary collaborations between art and bioscience are stimulating new discourses on the nature of subjectivity and vision in an era of rapidly changing medical imaging technology and genetic transformation, challenging the very epistemological foundations of knowledge itself, with particular regard to the theorising of science and art. Descartes’ experiments with optics and vision are cited as examples of how the act of observation is capable of rupturing the oppositional binary stances of objectivity and subjectivity, being mutually inscribed in both art and science.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Citation: INGHAM, K. 2006. Descartes' Eye: Theorising the Art and Science of Observation. In: RYE, D. C. and SCHEDING, S. J. eds. Proceedings of New Constellations: Art, Science and Society. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 17-19 March 2006. Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art. pp. 19-23..
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioscience, art, theoretical differences, subjectivity, interdisciplinarity
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Art and Design
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 15:44
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 12:52
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/107

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