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Leonardo Davinici and “Deep Seeing”

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An excerpt from Art+Science NOW p.13

As much of a genius as Leonardo da Vinci was, he was not a totally unusual personality in the Renaissance. He was in fact participating in a culture ne of whose core values was that artists and scientists could not succeed without being vitally interested in each other’s work. Artists’ training included engineering and anatomy. Leonardo as well as the others had a notion of ‘deep seeing,’ which meant understanding the underlying processes of the world (somewhat in the way scientists would) and which was seen as an essential tool for the making of art… New technologies of perception, communication and production shaped the landscape. Artists responses varied from involvement in novel theories of time and space, to utopian attempts to engage creative individuals in building a better world through science and technology, to skepticism, resistance and the exposure of the dark side of scientific and technological “progress.”…

From a cultural theorists point of view, artists can help researchers become aware of unrecognized perspectives and cognitive frameworks, as well as help establish connections with audiences outside the research community.

Author: KC

I am Katarina Countiss, a multimedia designer. I like blogs, games, art and technology. I am curious about how things are made.

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