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.
Chair: Luis Miguel Girão, Technical Expert at the European Commission, Belgium
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...
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...
Victoria Vesna, Ph.D., is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci Center at the School of the Arts (North campus) and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) (South campus). Although she was trained early on as a painter (Faculty of Fine arts, University of Belgrade, 1984), her curious mind took her on an exploratory path that resulted in work can be defined as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technologies.