#Nodes is not a book about science, nor about art, literature, or the humanities –or maybe it is about all of them at once. This collection investigates reality from these perspectives and others, demonstrating the possibility of intense interdisciplinary collaboration.
#Nodes is not a book about science, nor about art, literature or the humanities – or maybe it is about all of them at once.
This collection investigates reality from these perspectives and others, demonstrating the possibility of intense interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a book that resists categorization, because reality and thought do not exist in separate compartments. #Nodes proposes an intellectual adventure: an exploration of the boundaries between different fields of knowledge. The book explores topics ranging from elementary matter to consciousness to the complexity of living beings, asking questions along the way: How does life arise? What is consciousness? How can chaos elicit order? These questions require new approaches. To tackle this, #Nodes brings together the contributions of scientists, writers, artists and humanists from various disciplines and countries with the purpose of stimulating new ideas.
Gustavo Ariel Schwartz is a tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council and develops his research activity at the Material Physics Centre in San Sebastian. He is founder and director of the Mestizajes Programme at the Donostia International Physics Center, an alternative space to explore connections among art, science, literature, and humanities.
Víctor Bermúdez does interdisciplinary research about literary imagination. He explores both the epistemological dimension of poetry and its cognitive value through literary research, teaching, translation, and creative writing. He teaches literature at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany), where he develops a research line on cognitive literary studies.
Part One: #Complex Networks
Part Two: #Metaphor
Part Three: #Cosmos
Part Four: #Chaos and Complexity
Part Five: #Emergence
Part Six: #Perception
Part Seven: #Memory
Part Eight: #Emotion
Part Nine: #Consciousness
Part Ten: #Big Data