• How might art, science, and technology intersect?


    The dominance of intermediality in the arts has rendered obsolete perceptions like Clement Greenberg's* purity of artistic forms. Artists, art critics, and historians have been investigating the possibilities arising from the convergence of previously incompatible sectors, such as art, science, and technology.

    In the context of this most promising intersection, contemporary artists strive to keep up with the latest scientific developments, while scientists, for their part, remain open to contemporary artistic experimentation.

    Nonetheless, Stephen Wilson* believes that a series of urgent questions must be addressed: what kinds of relationships are possible between art, science, and technology? How can the artists incorporate current technological discoveries into their work? What is the most effective way for scientists to use art to promote scientific endeavors?

    Transition to 8 makes an attempt to answer these questions clearly. It represents a model of fruitful interaction between humanities, science, and innovation, with the goal of raising awareness on key social issues and motivating society to seek possible solutions by transforming the raw material of Eleusis residents into contemporary artistic works using a cutting-edge platform.

    * As stated by the well-known art critic in his article Modernist Painting (1961)
    * Stephen Wilson is a contemporary arts professor and the author of Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology (2003).