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“I want to be able to give people a moment of awe about the universe that we live in.” — D an Goods, visual strategist, NASA While we're all familiar with what space travel might look like some day thanks to Star Trek , Star Wars , and the Syfy Channel, it's a little more...
We're just days away from the next issue of NEA Arts hitting the proverbial newsstand. In this issue we explore the very fertile territory where the arts meet the sciences--from telling the story of space exploration through elements such as a grain of sand to dance performances that use...
“These thoughts did not come in any verbal formulation. I rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterward.” -- Albert Einstein (Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu – Boston 1977) What makes a scientist a creative scientist? In...
Fahrenheit 451 is widely regarded as one of the great American novels and a masterpiece of literary science-fiction. Since its publication in 1954, the novel—considered controversial by some—has become one of the most widely taught books in the American public education system. But a...
Pamela L. Jennings. Photo courtesy of Ms. Jennings Pamela L. Jennings is equal parts artist, engineer, and researcher. Her CV is extensive, covering everything from teaching positions in the arts to research projects in human-centered computing. As Director of the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for...
Jonah Bokaer and Judith Sanchez Ruiz in Replica by Bokaer and Daniel Arsham. Photo by Michael Hart, used courtesy of Chez Bushwick, Inc. In 2011, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco convened some 125 artists for a summit entitled Art as a Way...
H.M. (2009) by Kerry Tribe. Double projection of a single 16mm film, 18:30 minutes loop Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilson, courtesy of Kerry Tribe This year, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Kerry Tribe was one of twenty-three artists to receive a visual arts grant from...
Marguerite Perret working at the Grant Museum, University College London. Photo courtesy of the artist. “At different times I am some combination of colleague, collaborator, educator, mentor, facilitator, archivist, witness, and activist. And all of those roles are part of my way of being an...
by Whitney Dail Michael Hearst. Photo by Chris Smith/Photography, courtesy of Michael Hearst/One Ring Zero (Michael Hearst & Joshua Camp). “On a fundamental level, music is science… But for me, they really just happen to be two big interests of mine.” --- Michael Hearst...
Vijay Iyer. Photo by Hans Speekenbrink "[Art] has to do those things that nothing else can do. It has to take us to places where nothing else can take us. It has to connect us in ways that nothing else can." -- Vijay Iyer Grammy-nominated musician Vijay Iyer didn't plan to grow up to...

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