Scientists Visualize / Artists Experiment
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
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.