30 :  The Potential of Rigorous Inquiry with John Boylan

30 : The Potential of Rigorous Inquiry with John Boylan

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“Can we do something larger? Can we try to knit together this sense of ideas?”

A great conversation with Seattle’s great conversation starter, John Boylan. We’ll discuss art and science, engineering, technology, industry and the potential of rigorous inquiry in both scientific and artistic explorations. John is a respected member of Seattle's technology community and instigator of interdisciplinary creative works such as 9e2 Seattle.

Timestamp Outline

1:30 Conversations: round table vs panel discussion
4:20 Art, science and software
5:02 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering in NYC, 1966: Robert Rauschenberg, Billy Klüver, Jasper Johns, John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Judson Church Dance Theater, etc
6:57Open Score
10:06 Philips Pavilion and the cross-disciplinary projections and audio inside
12:14 Thomas Deuel: neuroscience, digital technology and music
13:42 Colemxn Pester, Pylon III dance, david Roux dancer with artist Robsten Bastille. Ellen Ziegler, dark matter
17:46 “Sci-art”
18:42 Big data, machine intelligence, and an artistic perspective
19:49 “There's a goal, that art and science and art and technology need to inform each other. What happens is that by working together, the artists inform the way scientists and technologists ask questions and pursue those questions. Similarly, by working with the artists, the scientist and engineers affect the way artists ask questions.”
22:09 Writing code, writing music
25:26 “Most of what we do in the world - if we do it well - requires some kind of rigorous inquiry...there has to be an investigation.”  
28:25Industry”: how we fabricate everything we make
38:05 A global thinker
40:55 World Trade Organization protests
42:41 Editor of Reflex arts journal, ‘86-‘96
46:45 “One thing I’m pleased with is how many connections I’ve made with people over the years.”
48:48 A changing Seattle
55:22 A 21st century patronage of married partners with good jobs and artists
58:41 The multidisciplinary brain power in Seattle
1:05:19 Books: Nomadic Furniture and Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change by Victor Papanek
1:08:08 Conversation with Afroditi: how do we change how things are done in the world?

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