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Whether it's hip hop or baroque or jazz or country-western, we all like some kind of music. For musician and scientist Parag Chordia it's Indian classical music that most deeply moves him. Chordia the artist has pursued this musical love, even taking a year off from school to study with a...
“How far can we go erasing clichés of the body? Can we take something like a sphere, or a collection of spheres, and—through video technol­ogy, brain wave scans, motion detection, or some other type of technology—still have it be a represen­tation or abstraction of the...
“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...
“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...
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...