MATSON is an artist, author, and literary agent.
of Brockman, Inc., a New York literary agency, she is also co-founder
and a director of Edge Foundation, Inc., and author of The Psychology
Today Omnibook of Personal Development; Short Lives: Artists in Pursuit
of Self-Destruction; The Working Actor: A Guide to the Profession;
and co-editor (with John Brockman) of How Things Are: A Science Tool-Kit
for the Mind. Her digital art is featured on Edge.
the program of Festival Della Scienza 2004, Genoa:
Matson is an American artist who has been using technology to intricately
study our relationship with nature and the world, and to adapt our
perception to the ever-changing reality around us.
Thanks to the use of the CCD flatbed scanner invented in 1975 by Ray
Kurzweil, Matson's works feature not only petals, stalks, and pistils,
but also the rhythm and depth that these natural elements can express
if set in certain positions, revealing a surprising reality. The main
difference between Katinka's technique and standard photography lies
in the way the subjects are illuminated and in the shadow cast around
them, as both light and shadow contribute to drawing details and colors
in a vivid way.
Through her technique, Katinka succeeds in giving us the vivid sensation
of being immersed in a lush, fascinating garden.