The poetry to be found in the most imaginative scientific research of our day, when extended, converges on paths long walked by Surrealists.

Enactive Aesthetics

is a project to explore and investigate this convergence, its implications and the potential it reveals for an aesthetic theory which dynamically emerges from Surrealist intervention in daily living.
We recommend the following books to illuminate the scientific and theoretical foundations from which our explorations grow.

Henri Atlan

  • L'Organisation Biologique et la Theorie de L'Information
    Henri Atlan
    Editions Hermann, Paris, 1972
    ISBN 2 7056 1351 X

  • Entre le Cristal et la Funee
    Henri Atlan
    Editions Seuil, Paris, 1979
    ISBN 2-02-005277-6

  • Tout, Non, Peut-Etre
    Henri Atlan
    Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1991
    ISBN 2-02-012719-9

  • A Tort et a Raison - Intercritique de la Science et du Mythe
    Henri Atlan
    Editions Seuil, Paris, 1986
    ISBN 2-02-09343-X

  • Les Theories de la Complexite - Autour de L'Oeuvre D'Henri Atlan
    Colloque de Cerisy Editions Seuil, Paris, 1991
    ISBN 2-02-012690-7

Gerald M. Edelman

  • Topobiology: An Introduction to Molecular Embryology
    Gerald M. Edelman
    Basic Books Inc., New York, 1987

  • Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neural Group Selection
    Gerald M. Edelman
    Basic Books Inc., New York, 1987

  • The Remembered Present: A biological Theory of Consciousness
    Gerald M. Edelman
    Basic Books Inc., New York, 1989

  • Bright Air, BrilliantFire: On the Matter of Mind
    Gerald Edelman
    Basic Books Inc., New York, 1992

  • Biologie de la Conscience
    Gerald M. Edelman
    Editions Odile Jacob, Paris, septembre 1992
    ISBN 2-7381-0177-1

Ilya Prigogine

  • La Nouvelle Alliance
    Ilya Prigogine & Isabelle Stengers
    Bibliotheque des Sciences Humaines
    Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1979
    ISBN 2-07-028750-5

  • Physique, Temps et Devenir
    Ilya Prigogine
    Editions Masson, Paris, 1980
    ISBN 2-225-77924-4
    (Masson - Paris, New York, Barcelone - Milan -Mexico - Rio de Janeiro

  • Temps & Devenir - A partir de l'oeuvre d'Ilya Prigogine
    Colloque de Cerisy
    Editions PATINO, Geneve, 1988
    ISBN 2-88213-008-2

  • Entre le Temps et L'Eternite
    Ilya Prigogine & Isabelle Stengers
    Editions Fayard, Paris, 1988
    ISBN 2-213-02172-4

  • A la rencontre du complexe
    Gregoire Nicolis - Ilya Prigogine
    Editions PUF - Philosophie d'aujourd'hui, 1992
    ISBN 2 13 043606 4

  • La Fin des Certitudes
    Ilya Prigogine
    Editions Odile Jacob, Paris, 1996
    ISBN 2-7381-0330-8

  • Order out of Chaos
    Bantam Books, New York and Toronto, 1984
    ISBN 0-553-34363-7

  • Exploring Complexity : An Introduction
    Gregoire Nicolis, Ilya Prigogine, G. Nocolis
    1989, W H Freeman & Co.
    ISBN: 0716718596

  • The End of Certainty
    Ilya Prigogine
    1997, The Free Press, NY, London, Toronto, Sydney, Singapore

Israel Rosenfield

  • L'Invention de la Memoire - Le cerveau, nouvelles donnes
    Israel Rosenfield
    Editions Eshel, Paris, 1989
    ISBN 2-906704-11-3

    Translated from:

    The Invention of Memory, a new view of the brain
    Israel Rosenfield
    Basic Books Inc., New York, 1988

  • La conscience, une biologie du moi
    Israel Rosenfield
    Editions Eshel, Paris, 1990 ISBN 2-906704-17-2

Erwin Schroedinger

  • Ma Conception du Monde
    Erwin Schroedinger
    Editions Mercure de France - Le Mail, Paris, 1982
    ISBN 2-7152-0088-9

  • Qu'est-ce que la Vie
    Erwin Schroedinger
    Editions Christian Bourgois, Paris, 1966
    ISBN 2-267-00453-4

  • La Nature et les Grecs
    Erwin Schroedinger
    Editions Seuil, Paris, 1992
    ISBN 2-02-012800-4

  • Meine Weltansicht
    Erwin Schroedinger
    Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Hambourg-Vienne, 1961

  • What is Life
    Erwin Schroedinger
    Cambridge University Press, England

  • Nature and the Greeks
    Erwin Schroedinger
    Cambridge University Press, 1954

Francisco Varela

  • The Tree of Knowledge
    F.Varela & H. Maturana
    New Science Library, Boston, 1987

  • Autopoiesis and Cognition
    F.Varela & H. Maturana
    D. Reidel, Boston, 1987

  • Principles of Biological Autonomy
    F. Varela
    Elsevier/North-Holland, New York, 1979

  • Insect Eyes
    F. Varela
    Alhambra, Madrid, 1974

  • Cognitive Science, A Cartography of Current Ideas
    F. Varela
    no publisher mentioned, 1988

  • The Embodied Mind, Cognitive Science and Human Experience
    Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch
    1991, MIT Press, Cambrige, MA (USA) and London, England.
  • Autonomie et Connaissance - Essai sur le Vivant
    F. Varela
    Editions Seuil, Paris, 1989
    ISBN 2-02-010030-4

  • Connaitre les Sciences Cognitives - Tendances et Perspectives
    F. Varela
    Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1989
    ISBN 2-02-010474-1

  • L'Inscription Corporelle de L'Esprit, Sciences Cognitives et Experience Humaine
    F. Varela, Evan Thompson, Eleanor Rosch
    Editions Seuil, Paris, 1993
    ISBN 2-02-013492-6

for a basic overview of scientific convergences:

Fritjof Capra

  • The Web of Life
    Fritjof Capra
    1996, Anchor Books, Doubleday, NY, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland