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Nancy Rodgers © Exploratorium Physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer founded the Exploratorium in 1969 as a museum of art, science, and human perception. A hybrid between a laboratory and a public museum, the Exploratorium’s roots lie in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding...
Making Science Intimate Earworm (node) by Deborah Aschheim, 2008, speakers, LED's, plastic, copper tubing. This sound sculpture translates the musicians' improvisation on the word "node,"(which brings up associations of connectivity in an information network, or mutation/...
“Signals,” a collaboration between Casey Reas and Ben Fry, depicts an image where each graphical cluster represents signals between networked proteins in a cancer cell as they change over time. "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious—the fundamental...
by Scott Provancher, President, Arts & Science Council Scott Provancher. Photo courtesy of Arts & Science Council My colleagues and I at the Arts & Science Council (ASC) have been closely following the national and regional trends that affect the health of the Arts industry. In...
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios, © 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved. What would alien DNA look like? If you were trapped in a wormhole, how would it feel? And of...
Washington, DC [aslideshow play=true playframe=false panel=false height=650 width=450 imgresize=true effect=fade style="background-color: #000;"] First Steps by Mitchell Jamieson, 1963 [/aslideshow] If you've been following our recent blog posts , you'll know that the NEA loves to...
Washington, DC Nebeleuse Nord America by Luc Viatour via Flickr This past Tuesday, 150 arts leaders from across the country were invited to the White House to hear from officials across the administration who are interested in making the arts a part of their agencies' everyday business. Peter...
Washington, DC Self-Portrait by Hopkinsii via Flickr In our final blog post on the recent NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Dr. Christopher Comer looks at why it is important to promote interaction between the arts and sciences. Comer?s current research concerns the design and evolution...
Troy, New York In our fifth blog post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, artist Kathy High discusses what artists gain from collaborating with scientists on projects. High teaches digital video production, history, and theory, and has been working in the...
Washington, DC Lightbulb Macro by Katarzyna Matylla via Flickr In this fourth blog post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, Dr. Patrick Hogan discusses the relationship of creativity to collaborations between scientists and artists. Hogan’s areas of...

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