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Session 4: Science and Arts!

What does science gain from interaction and engagement with the arts? How has engagement with the arts or an artist led to innovation, breakthroughs, and insights in  science? From distinct "aha moments" to the simple gaining of a fresh perspective, how has art influenced science? 

Both artists and scientists act on their curiosity by identifying an inquiry and taking steps to discover or express the unknown. Join our cohort of experts in discussing the intersections of art and science.


  • Luis Miguel Girão, Technical Expert at the European Commission, Belgium
  • Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre, China
  • James Gimzewski, Prof. and Director of CNSI Core Lab, UCLA, USA
  • Victoria Vesna, Prof. | Department of Design and Media Arts, UCLA, USA

Luis Miguel Girão founder of Artshare, the NATO Art Expert, is a researcher generating support for EU and Transatlantic policy making in the field of the crossings of art, science and technology.

He is a transdisciplinary artist developing applications of technology as tools for artistic expression focusing at the moment on bioelectromagnetism...

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Edmund Lee is the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising Hong Kong’s profile as a design hub of creativity and innovation, driving value creation through design and innovation.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Dr Lee currently serves as Board of Director of PMQ ...

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James Gimzewski is a distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Nano/Pico Characterization Lab Director of the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI).
Prior to joining the UCLA faculty in 2001, he was a group leader at IBM's corporate research laboratory in Zürich, Switzerland for 19 years...

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Earlier Event: October 16
Later Event: October 16
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