ART, SCIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS
September – November 2008
Articles in this Magazine
WHY SCIENCE NEEDS ART
by Jonah Lehrer
The more we know about reality, the more palpable its paradoxes become. The author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist believes that artistic interpretations of scientific ideas and theories offer science a new lens through which to see itself while also furthering our inquiry into the nature of consciousness.
POETIC MEDICINE: A KIND OF MAGIC
by John Fox
Western medicine’s zealous preoccupation with technology, prescription drugs, and financial return has taken much of the healing out of health care. Citing research and his own experience with patients, poetry therapist John Fox offers another path; he shows how reading, hearing, and writing poems can be a healing catalyst and can transform people in profound ways.
VISIONS FROM THE TECHNO-MYSTIC EDGE
by Kate McCallum
Writer, producer, and “transmedia” consultant Kate McCallum surveys the mind-blowing intersection of brain science, digital technology, and the visual arts. From fractal biofeedback software to virtual-reality immersions, media makers today are crossing a threshold of creative expression as they explore new ways to engage human beings at deeper levels.