This episode features two guests: Coco Kühnapfel and Ian Stewart, who are half of the team behind EDGE. EDGE is an organisation that tries to bring together neuroscientists and artists to enable communication and to strengthen the intersection between the two fields. EDGE organises workshops and art exhibitions.
In this conversation, we talk about the relationship between art and science, how EDGE started and has been evolving, and Coco gives a brief overview of empirical aesthetics. As always, there are plenty of random tangents.
BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. New conversations every other Friday. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.).
0:01:02: What are EDGE workshops and who takes part?
0:12:08: The evolution of EDGE part 1
0:24:00: Metaphors in art and science
0:32:58: The evolution of EDGE part 2
0:41:05: The magical benefits of being an EDGE member
0:54:20: Separating/combining art and science
1:02:25: Outsider art/terminology in art
1:16:02: Coco's path to empirical aesthetics
1:22:28: Empirical aesthetics/neuroaesthetics