Sunday, February 19, 2012: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 213 (VCC West Building)How does scientific research and discovery benefit from the perspectives of art and design? Historically, the arts and sciences were conceived as radically different in their methods, discourses, and philosophical attitudes despite the shared notions of creativity, innovation, discovery, and invention that are fundamental drivers of both fields. This symposium will explore new models in higher education that aim to develop and support art and science collaborations. Speakers will discuss contemporary developments in the collaborative interaction of the arts and sciences in areas that were once considered uniquely artistic or scientific. What approaches from art and design can assist the development of hypotheses or address complex research problems? Are there certain problems where this multidisciplinary approach is especially effective? The panel will highlight how art and design are affecting the visualization and communication of science and explore how scientists are gaining new perspectives on problem-solving from the integration of art and design approaches.
Rieko Yajima, AAAS Science and Policy Programs
Gunalan Nadarajan, Maryland Institute College of Art