Science, Art and Complexity: the Game of the Possible

13 from June 2021 from 13:00 to 14:00

Joan Coromines Square

In person (by prior registration)

What are the limits of natural forms? Could life be based on an alternative chemistry? Why don't mermaids exist? Could our brain be different, with an architecture like that of a computer? Does human creativity have limits? Could an artificial system achieve the creativity of van Gogh? Could music be different from the way we know it?

Science explores the organizing principles of (living and non-living) systems and the formulation of laws allows us to establish the limits of what is possible. Using very diverse examples and art as a reference for what we assume to be limitless, we will explore these and other questions.

Physics, mathematics, computation, biology and chemistry intersect with science fiction, painting and literature and allow us to raise new questions and look at reality with the vision of complexity.

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