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It would seem a tall order to musically impress Renée Fleming, an opera legend who has heard and sung some of the world’s most compelling performances. But on a recent visit to the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), she experienced something even she...
Reduce, reuse, recycle. This phrase has been associated with the push for environmental responsibility for nearly half a century. Today, there are many organizations that advocate for a number of environmental concerns, including the issue of pollution in the world’s oceans. One of the...
Ted Meyer has made art using the body as a starting point since he was a child. Meyer, who has Gaucher's disease, turned to art to help him get through long hospital stays and to express the distress he felt from the constant pain of his disease. When medical advances offered Meyer respite from his...
We may have passed the first official day of fall, but at the Harvard Museum of Natural History everything’s still very much abloom thanks to the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants . The Glass Flowers, as they’re most often called, are scientifically accurate botanical specimens...
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman talk about the importance of the arts in their lives.
We're dipping into the archives to take a look at art-science collaborations.
"It's an overused analogy, but the idea of just asking a question through a different lens is so important." — Brandon Ballengée It is tricky to measure the number of species going extinct each year on our planet—it all depends on how many species of flora and fauna exist, a difficult number to pin...
“Sometimes when you're in the tyranny of the moment, you can't always see what [the solution] could possibly be, but scientists and artists are pretty trained at looking for the unexpected. And I think that's a unique shared skill each brings to the problem-solving experience.” – Lisa Hoffman Lisa...
"Every interaction with a patient is in some sense a form of poetry." - Dr. Rafael Campo Dr. Rafael Campo is that rare kind of human being who’s both right and left-brained. Not only is he a doctor, he’s a published and well-respected poet. Campo is as serious about the power...
"We all live transdisciplinary lives; no one thing defines us. So why not embrace transdisciplinary work? Whatever your field, there is always value in some outside perspective." -- Rachel Sussman You can read the entire Art (and Science) Talk with Rachel Sussman here ...

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