Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society

Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society

by Adam Bly

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Seed magazine brings together a unique collection of conversations between prominent scientists, artists, and other thinkers, with dialogue designed to tear down the wall between science and society. In this one-of-a-kind-experiment, Science Is Culture offers insights from the Steven Pinker, Tom Wolfe, Noam Chomsky, David Byrne, Errol Morris, Jonathan Lethem, and many more of the world’s brightest burning minds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062015464
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction Adam Bly vii

1 Evolutionary Philosophy Edward O. Wilson Daniel C. Dennett 1

2 The Problems of Consciousness Rebecca Goldstein Steven Pinker 23

3 Time Alan Lightman Richard Colton 43

4 On Design Drew Endy Stefan Sagmeister 61

5 Objectivity and the Image Joan Fontcuberta Ariel Ruiz i Altaba 75

6 Climate Politics Laurie David Stephen Schneider 89

7 War and Deceit Noam Chomsky Robert Trivers 103

8 On Dreams Michel Gondry Robert Stickgold 117

9 The Truth of Fiction Janna Levin Jonathan Lethem 131

10 On Music Daniel Levitin David Byrne 147

11 On Shape Lisa Randall Chuck Hoberman 163

12 On Artifacts Michael Shanks Lynn Hershman Leeson 177

13 Who Makes Science? Lawrence Krauss Natalie Jeremijenko 193

14 What Is Human? Will Self Spencer Wells 209

15 Fractal Architecture Benoit Mandelbrot Paola Antonelli 225

16 Morality Marc Hauser Errol Morris 239

17 Free Will Tom Wolfe Michael Gazzaniga 255

18 Evolution, Creativity, and Future Life Jill Tarter Will Wright 269

19 Complex Networks, Feedback Loops, and the Cities of the Future Carlo Ratti Steven Strogatz 283

20 Social Networks Albert-László Barabási James Fowler 297

21 The Physics of Infinity Paul Steinhardt Peter Galison 313

22 Smarter Infrastructure Thomas E. Lovejoy Mitchell Joachim 329

Acknowledgments 345

Index 347

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