Art and Science Collide

Art and Science Collide

A physicist, an artist, and a director at a science center walk into a bar…

At our recent event at the Exploratorium, this unlikely trio ellicited a vigorous discussion on early cosmology, noise vs. sound, and the curiosity and passion that unites scientists and artists.

Through video address, Dr. Ariane Koek, creator and director of CERN’s artist-in-residency program, Collide@CERN, discussed the work undertaken at the physics instution to unearth the secrets of the universe—and how artists are helping scientists reinvigorate their work through new ideas and unexpected approaches.

Koek emphasized there are no formal expectations or desired outcomes of the residency, which in fact frees the artist to produce unexpected work. Or, as she puts it, “unexpected outcomes.”

The audience chimed in via Twitter:

Art and Science Collide

The video of the event will be available soon on our channel on FORA.TV.