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Project Zero
Project Zero is a Harvard University program whose mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels. Project Zero is involved with

STUDIO THINKING: THE REAL BENEFITS OF VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION
IS THIS THE BOOK THAT WILL CHANGE ARTS EDUCATION?
These authors will settle for nothing less than “changing the conversation.”
First Review: September 12, 2007 by John Broomall Executive director of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Arts Education

Christopher Janney
Boston-based architect/musician/sound artist creates interactive sound and light environments. It is composed of 16 eight-foot tall cylinders which contain audio speakers, lights, and photo/electric cells. As people pass between the poles, they 'play' the forest, triggering an ever changing 'score' of melodic tones and environmental sounds.

Ask Philosophers http://www.amherst.edu/askphilosophers/
From time to time, all of us have wondered to ourselves any number of philosophical questions, ranging from "What is love?" to "How can we know what is true?" These are both very compelling questions, and most people probably would like to know a bit more about each one of these queries. Fortunately, the year 2005 saw the launch of this website, whose dictum is "You Ask. Philosophers answer." Visitors can pose a question, and if it hasn't been answered in detail already, one of the participating philosophers will respond in a few days with an answer. Visitors can also just browse through previously answered questions on the left-hand side of the homepage, where they will find categories that include animals, business, children, feminism, and rationality. Visitors can also learn a bit more about the site's conception and purpose here, and they will be pleased to learn that there is a nice list of related sites offered, which includes links to the radio show, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Philosophy, complete with archives.

Mind-Culture Coevolution - Major Transitions in the Development of Human Culture and Society A Theory by William L. Benzon & David G. Hays

Archivesic (French) An online archive of papers in social sciences and new technologies.

Art with Brain in Mind
Discussion group on art and the brain, based at Boston University.

ArtBrain
Artbrain.org has been created to provide a structure through and upon which artists, art historians, writers, architects who are tethering their practices to issues which are also of interest to neuroscientists can publish their work.

Association ArtCognition
Members of the ArtCognition association are interested in exploring the relations between artistic theory and practice and cognitive science. They organize meetings, write texts and take part in events that involve issues of art and cognition.

CIRET
The International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET) is a non-profit organization, located in Paris and founded in 1987. The aim of our organization is to develop research in a new scientific and cultural approach - the transdisciplinarity - whose aim is to lay bare the nature and characteristics of the flow of information circulating between the various branches of knowledge.

Glocal Project
Web page of top Italian digital artist Matteo Basile'

Institut Jean Nicod
An interdisciplinary lab at the interface between the humanities the social sciences and the cognitive sciences. An electronic archive page allows you to access online research works of the Jean Nicod Institute's members.

Ivar Hagendoorn
Creative work on the interactions between dance, mathematics and brain.

Oxford Internet Institute
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is one of the world's first truly multidisciplinary Internet institutes based in a major university. Exclusively devoted to the study of the impact of the Internet on society, the OII aims to put Oxford, the UK and Europe at the centre of debates about how the Internet could and should develop.

Santa Fe Institute
A private, non-profit, multidisciplinary research and education center, founded in 1984. Since its founding SFI has devoted itself to creating a new kind of scientific research community, pursuing emerging science.

Text-e
A web symposium on the future of text in the digital era.

Vision and Art
A tutorial site to demonstrate how visual information is used in art, devised by John H. Krantz.

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