Mehmet Candas
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Mehmet Candas  
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Science and technology have always been my primary interests.  Among all, my work concentrated on practical and theoretical issues concerning biology. I am also interested in exploring associations among living things and their surroundings through approaches involving art, philosophy and aesthetics. Science is the way we explain nature and life. It helps us to make sense of the universe surrounding us. Philosophy gives meaning, and art gives value to our existence. I find conceptual work that demands cross-disciplinary studies to understand relationships in the nature highly stimulating and mentally rewarding. I am sensitive to the harmonious connections among organisms and their coexistence in delicate ecological settings. I get inspired by looking at the structural and functional organization of biological systems.  I think biological properties found in nature are evolutionarily-tested. Desirable features are the product of a complex and powerful system that has an intrinsic plasticity and mutability, which is mesmerizing. My fascination and inspirations often prompts me to find symbiotic relationships between biology, technology and creative design. From an artistic perspective, I enjoy experimenting with generative and emergent concepts that are fundamental to the complexity of biological systems. I explore these concepts in order to create visual forms that can intrigue our senses and imagination.

I believe science, art and philosophy enhance our consciousness.  Understanding the harmony in nature and deciphering the inner-workings of biological systems holds the key for finding solutions to grand challenges we all face.


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