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Detlef B. Linke: "Everyone is a scientist"
A statement

1. Everyone is a scientist. This may be explained using the example of relations between both cerebral hemispheres. Both art history and brain research have concerned themselves with the division of images. Aesthetics (Kandinsky) allocate the dark, the heavy to the lower, left-hand corner. Neuro-psychology relates this to the asymmetry of hemispheres. To oppose it, Sigmar Polke painted a black triangle in the right-hand, upper corner. In this way, he demonstrated the sciences’ free dealings with each other and so made a contribution to science. Beuys’ thesis that everyone is an artist means that more attention is given to creative processes in science. The contrary statement that everyone is a scientist can offer important insights to neuroscience.

2. What must be examined is whether our relation to knowledge is taking on post-Socratic features: we know that we are able to know. Neuroscience and sciences of cognition (including artificial intelligence) develop a knowledge about knowledge.

3. Artists are experts regarding the question of the embodiment of knowledge.

4. One of the things science experiences through art is its own extension into a reflection upon creativity and human existence. It finds its stability in a link back to the laws of human coexistence.

Prof. Dr. Detlef B. Linke is member of the roundtable "Extended concept of science and art"

Symposium: Roundtable "Extended concept of science and art"

  WissensKünste II: Pictures beyond the picture
  Short interview with Olaf Arndt
  Art as Science - Science as Art: Start of a project
  Art projects: Music for "Roulette"
  Art projects: "Roulette" of Lisa Schmitz
  Detlef B. Linke: "Everyone is a scientist"

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