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Organizations & Collaborations

  • Art & Science Collaborations, Inc
    Founded in 1988, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) was one of the first art-sci-tech member organizations in the USA. Established primarily as a network for artists who either use or are inspired by science and technology, ASCI has become a magnet for some of the best examples of this type of contemporary art and for scientists and technologists wishing to collaborate.
  • Le Laboratoire
    New creative space in the heart of Paris dedicated to experimental collaboration between artists and scientists. Le Laboratoire was founded by Harvard biomedical engineer David Edwards.
  • SEED: Science Is Culture
    Magazine that looks at big ideas in science, important issues at the intersection of science and society, and the people driving global science culture.
  • ScienceBlogs Weekly
    “The web's largest conversation about science.”
  • AskNature
    Free, open source project, built by and for community. Their goal is to connect innovative minds with life's best ideas, and in the process, inspire technologies that create conditions conducive to life. AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born.
  • Edge
    The mandate of this foundation is “to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.”
  • SymbioticA
    An artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning and critique of life sciences. SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, in that it enables artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department.
  • The Tissue Culture and Art Project
    NoArk is a research project exploring the taxonomical crisis that is presented by life forms created through biotechnology.

Related Articles

  • Science, the Extravaganza
    New York Times article about the second annual World Science Festival.
  • Scientists Dance Their Dissertations
    Science magazine, sensing a disconnect between scientists and the general public, dreamed up a novel way to make the researchers' jargon more accessible. It challenged them to translate the dense language of their work—into dance.
  • Real magic: future studies of magic should be grounded in neuroscience
    Article from Nature that proposes that magic techniques could be used as powerful tools in cognitive neuroscience research, and that the perception of magic tricks will be best understood from a neurobiological perspective.
  • When Should a Process Be Art
    The movement to standardize processes has gone overboard. Some require an artist’s judgment—and should be managed accordingly. Harvard Business Review article. March 2009.

Selected TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks:

  • Tim Brown, designer, talks about the power between creativity and play. Includes examples you can try at home.
  • Paola Antonelli, MOMA curator, previews last year's groundbreaking show “Design and the Elastic Mind.” The show was full of hundreds of products and designs that reflect a love affair between designers and scientists.
  • Two Pilobolus dancers perform symbiosis tracing the birth of a relationship and/or the co-evolution of symbiotic species.
  • Jill Bolte Taylor, brain researcher, describes her own massive stroke in real time as her brain functioning– motion, speech, self awareness–shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Exhibits & Artists

  • Lita Albuquerque
    Internationally acclaimed environmental artist who has collaborated with scientists and received funding from the National Science Foundation for her work.
  • Design and the Elastic Mind
    Organized by Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art Curator of Architecture and Design, this exhibit focuses on the ability of designers to grasp momentous advances in technology, science and social mores, and to convert them into useful objects and systems.