Art and science are natural companions. Both are a means of investigation and discovery. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that we test in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory and studio. Artists, like scientists, study—materials, people, culture, history, religion, mythology— and learn to transform information into something else. In Kyle’s portion of the workshop, he will share best practices and lessons learned about his work to connect artists and scientists, which includes: creating an organization that funds collaborations between artists and scientists; catalyzing 15+ interdisciplinary art/science projects; hosting artist and scientist networking events; and creating an interdisciplinary digital media lab for artists and scientists to collaborate. Then, JP will share insights, challenges, and future directions regarding current collaborations between artists and scientists, including projects like The World in a Single Cell and VR Microscopy.
Workshop Leaders: Kyle McClary & John Paul Francis