A new exhibition being created by the Universum science museum and the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts explores the deeper connection between art and science. It shows how both originate in the human brain and how they are informed by the brain´s peculiarities. One section explores how our brains make meaning out of patterns and structure. Another suggests that theory building in science is guided by aesthetic criteria such as parsimony and unity in diversity. The exhibit as a whole suggests that art and science are the same search for structure, a search spurred by the pleasure of creation.

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Art and science at an exhibition
Mucn more than simply pictures

Sergio de Régules   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

A new exhibition being created by the Universum science museum and the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts explores the deeper connection between art and science. It shows how both originate in the human brain and how they are informed by the brain´s peculiarities. One section explores how our brains make meaning out of patterns and structure. Another suggests that theory building in science is guided by aesthetic criteria such as parsimony and unity in diversity. The exhibit as a whole suggests that art and science are the same search for structure, a search spurred by the pleasure of creation.

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