Eurêka – Le moment de l’invention – un dialogue entre art et science, Ivan Toulouse and Daniel Danétis



Title: Eurêka – Le moment de l’invention – un dialogue entre art et science

Author: (under the direction of) Ivan Toulouse and Daniel Danétis

Typology: Essay Collection

Language: French

Year: 2008

Publisher: L’Harmattan

ISBN: 978-2-296-06591-8

Synopsis: To create, to invent, to discover… How do we get novelty to hatch? Do artists and scientific researchers meet with the same problems in their research? To try and bring this moment of invention to light, our research team – in image arts and contemporary art (EA 4010) – has organized, together with ESPCI, a conference gathering artists and scientists, historians and philosophers, art and science specialists, cognitive science researchers… to put their points of view, their testimonies and epistemological doubts in confrontation.

The present work is an account of these exchanges, meant to be continued in the coming years around experiments, meetings and exhibitions. Beyond the specialized debate, the goal behind these confrontations is to reawaken that creative enthusiasm which might very well be the remedy for so many of the evils of our time.