In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilise and illuminate the latest advances in science. Such provocative creations as a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish and a gigantic glass and chrome sculpture of the Big Bang, can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google’s Creative Lab and the MIT Media Lab.

Join Arthur I. Miller, author of Colliding Worlds, and Akram Khan, Professor of Experimental Particle Physics at CERN, as they discuss this new frontier and demonstrate that these two fields are not divided, but interconnected. Explore how discoveries in biotechnology, cosmology, quantum physics and beyond are animating the work of designers like Neri Oxman, musicians like David Toop and the artists-in-residence at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

From NanoArt to Big Data, Miller and Khan will reveal the extraordinary possibilities when art and science collide.

About The Speakers

Akram Khan

Akram Khan is a professor of Experimental Particle Physics at Brunel University London, he is also a world leading researcher in the areas of fundamental and applied science.

Arthur I. Miller

Arthur I. Miller is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking in art and science. He has published many critically acclaimed books, including Einstein, Picasso; Insights of Genius; Empire of the Stars; and 137, and writes for the Guardian and The New York Times. Presently he is completing a book on AI entitled Creativity and Genius in a World of Machines.

About The Chair

Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi is an award-winning journalist, writer and critic who has written for publications including The Guardian and Observer, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, Granta and New Statesman and appeared on BBC radio.  She has interviewed many writers and artists including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Louis de Bernières, Julian Cope and Ian Rankin, appeared at festivals around the world, and is a Judge of the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2017.