FEAT @ Leonardo

Want to find out more about the FEAT approach to art/science collaboration and the artworks resulting from the project? Find articles by the FEAT artists and coordinator, various documents on the collaborations and listen to FEAT podcasts on the FEAT Leonardo website.

Art as vessel of science / Sorina Buzatu / 18 October 2017

Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas is committed to educating through her artworks inspired by biological sciences. “Education is the only mass weapon we have to address our global problems and to bring about solutions,” she said.

Fuel from diamonds? / Sorina Buzatu / 18 October 2017

Futuristic fuels could replace our current supplies, recycling what the latter’s combustion produces most: carbon dioxide. And synthetic diamond exposed to light may hold the key. 

Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art! / Sorina Buzatu / 18 October 2017

The transformation of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals has inspired Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas to depict the complex process in symbolic works of art.

Artists and scientists collaboration: learning from experience / Susan Fourtané / 16 October 2017

“It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing " said Steve Jobs. This philosophy inspired the EU project FEAT, which is crossing the finish line and held its final symposium Ars Electronica.

The bacteria talk / Giuseppe Saija / 29 September 2017

A reverse engineering approach for reconstructing the language of genes

Bacterial BioArt / Giuseppe Saija / 29 September 2017

“Make Do and Mend” by artist Anna Dumitriu is both a work of art and science. It is a contemplation on antimicrobial resistance, one of the most urgent issues in healthcare. 

Sharing stories from the world of bacteria / Giuseppe Saija / 29 September 2017

Dresses decorated with antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are among the astonishing artworks of British artist Anna Dumitriu.

The race towards exascale supercomputing targets 2020 / Susan Fourtané / 31 August 2017

Challenges arisen from climate change, manufacturing, genomics, cosmology, artificial intelligence, big data and the internet of things are expected to be solved by the next generation of exascale supercomputers

The Semiotics of supercomputers / Susan Fourtané / 31 August 2017

Is there artistic potential in understanding quantum physics and high-performance computing (HPC)? New media visual artists Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič try to explain complex research projects from their perspective and create awareness of new technologies and their societal and environmental implications 

Supercomputers inspire artworks / Susan Fourtané / 31 August 2017

New media artists Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič work on thought-provoking projects within the intersection of art, science, ecology and technology

The music of time / Sorina Buzatu / 11 July 2017

Working with the National Metrology Institute of Germany, artist Kerstin Ergenzinger tries to give shape to the “sound of time” 

Make do and mend and CRISPR gene editing / Richard Bright / July 2017

In this interview with INTERALIA MAGAZINE, Anna Dumitriu discusses the FEAT project, her approach to art and developing in-depth art/science collaborations.

Europe's quantum bet / Giuseppe Saija / 30 May 2017

Quantum mechanics is centre-stage in European research, with €1bn set to be invested by the European Commission in a new flagship initiative. Prof. Tommaso Calarco, from the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology of the University of Ulm, in Germany, is among the authors of the Quantum Manifesto, a 20 page document which urges Europe to take action in the field of quantum science. 

When sound drives a piece of art / 22 May 2017 / Rebecca Parsons

British artists are shaping the sound waves produced during quantum system simulations, so that the general public may grasp  sophisticated mathematical concepts. 

The mystery of quantum computers / 22 May 2017 / Rebecca Parsons

Our computers, even the fastest ones, seem today unable to withstand the needs of the enormous quantity of data we have to deal with in our technological society. That’s why scientists are working on computers using quantum physics, or quantum computers, so much faster and powerful than conventional computers.

Science: The language of the unknown / 22 May 2017 / Rebecca Parsons

Gallery: The fascination of the unknown for producing artworks

Meet the Atom / 30 January 2017 / Giuseppe Saija

A tale of scientists, religious leaders and artists trapped by the smallest particles of matter

The shape of the invisible / 30 January 2017 / Giuseppe Saija

Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand’s artworks shed (acoustic) light on quantum phenomena

Intelligence in the abyss  14 December 2016 / Rebecca Parsons

Would you dive into a body of water populated by about 150 robots? That’s what could happen if you were to fall off a “gondola” in the Venice lagoon, where scientists from an initiative of seven European research institutes, are giving birth to the world’s largest population of autonomous robots.

The art of non-deterministic behaviour  14 December 2016 / Rebecca Parsons

From the dreams of a mouse to reals snail email, "boredomresearch" extract the poetic dynamics of natural complex systems. 

Robots in distress in the Venetian lagoon  / 13 October 2016 / Rebecca Parsons

boredomresearch are designing an unconventional fleet of autonomous devices that can help fight pollution in the lagoon environment of Venice