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Lectures about science visualization



May 19, 2010, 16:00h


Technische Chemie, Exp. Salzgries 14/1


  • Team

    • Alfred Vendl
  • Guests

    • Oron Catts
    • Carl Djerassi
    • Bahman Kalantari
    • Ken Perlin

Lectures about science visualization

International contibutions from Computer Science to Bio-Art

In order to expand the possible fields of application of Science Visualization, Professor Alfred Vendl, Head of Technical Chemistry and of the Institute of Art and Technology at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, invites international guests from different disciplines in the summer semester 2010. Ken Perlin, Professor of Computer Science at NYU’s "Media Research Lab" and Head of "Vision Learning Graphics" at the "Games for Learning Institute" of NYU, talks about his programming experiments and the meaning of "Perlin noise" for the reality effect of virtual characters. Carl Djessari, author and Chemistry Professor at Stanford University, reports on how the chemical invention of the birth control pill can be depicted as dramatization for a popular scientific approach. Bahman Kalantari presents how art, mathematics and computer science can merge in "polynomiographic" representations. By means of polynomiography software, formulas can be converted into fractal images, conversely, however, images cannot be converted into formulas. Oron Catts, Artistic Director of the "SymbioticA - Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory" at the University of Western Australia, presents an interference with cell growth and tissue complexes from the perspective of the fine arts.


Excerpt of the lecture of Ken Perlin:

Auschnitt aus dem Vortrag von Ken Perlin

Excerpt of the lecture of Carl Djerassi:

Ausschnitt aus dem Vortrag von Carl Djerassi

Excerpt of the lecture of Bahman Kalantari:

Ausschnitt 1 aus dem Vortrag von Bahman Kalantari

Excerpt of the lecture of Bahman Kalantari:

Ausschnitt 2 aus dem Vortrag von Bahman Kalantari