Tesla Talk: Arthur I. Miller
Creative Art, Creative Science: Their connections and what they tell us about the mind
Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 6- 7pm
Garwood Lecture Theatre
University College London
Artists and scientists alike seek out visual images of worlds both visible and invisible. They attempt to ‘read’ nature in very similar ways: artists make drawings as they work towards the finished canvas while scientists use mathematics as a tool to work towards a scientific theory. I will explore this fascinating realm of highly speculative thought and look into some fundamental questions: Are there similarities in the creative processes of artists and scientists? If so, what are they? And how can cognitive science help us understand the nature of creativity? For more on my work, please see my website – www.arthurimiller.com.