Scientists Visualize / Artists Experiment


Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Conference Room and Great Room,

George Mason University

Friday April 23, 2010

2-2:45pm reception     3-5 pm panel discussion   


Welcome: Jim Olds, Director, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University


Introduction of Panelists: Helen Frederick, Shanti Norris and Paul So

Video and Audio archive of the event is now online !

Panel (bio)

Giorgio A. Ascoli, Professor, Biochemistry and Neuroscience, GMU

 Koan Jeff Baysa, Medical Doctor and Curator, New York

Michael Iacovone, New Media Artist, Baltimore

James Lindesay, Physics Professor, Howard University

Al Smith, Art Professor, Howard University

Virgil Wong, Artist, New York


Moderator: Paul So, Krasnow Institute & Department of Phys. & Astro.

Respondents: Shanti Norris, Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts

Helen Frederick, George Mason University School of Art and Design


The program supported by the Center for Consciousness and Transformation explores similarities and differences in how scientists and artists use experimentation and visualization in their search for larger truths and making sense of the universe, and how the way in which these tools are used affects consciousness, understanding and outcome. This dialog is also designed to prepare us for a series of "laboratory/studio" exchanges in which artists will be invited to observe and participate in laboratory sessions and scientists will be invited into artist's studios for collaborative projects.

Funding for this program was provided by:

Center for Consciousness and Transformation, George Mason University

with support from Hamiltonian Artists, Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts,

and George Mason University School of Art & Design.



Direction to the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University
Please RSVP to Paul So