Two balinese instruments made of ornately carved wood held together by red string standing on a black floor. A small bouquet of flowers sits in front of them

About Differences: Art, Science, Engineering

Johannes Goebel
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7PM

Engineering, science, and art are often seen as having common ground. This is fed by a romantic view of Leonardo da Vinci, the genius who brought these disciplines together in his mind, life, and practice, and by an enthusiastic view of computer technology that continuously provides new scenarios and tools, which are used in all three fields. Rather than putting everything into one bag and shaking it before deep-frying the mixture, Goebel instead looked at the differences of the three fields in their motivations, methodologies, and goals. From a clear and respectful view of these differences, a potential for collaboration and cross-pollination might evolve. 

Johannes Goebel joined Rensselaer as director of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in 2002.

Dates + Tickets

About Differences: Art, Science, Engineering
Johannes Goebel
Thursday 4
7:00 PM
April 2013
Event Type
Tools and Technology
Visual Art



EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.