Following an inaugural event that attracted overflow crowds, the second Art+Science Salon—bringing scientists and artists together to discuss ideas, in line with a worldwide movement from New York to Hong Kong—will be held at Tacoma Art Museum, Thursday, April 18, 6–8 pm. Everyone is welcome to this free event presented by the University of Puget Sound and Tacoma Art Museum.
The Art+Science Salon will feature Jackie Brookner, an eco-artist based in New York and a professor at Parsons, The New School of Design. Brookner has created many artworks in collaboration with scientists and is currently working on a National Endowment for the Arts sponsored project creating community-engaged art in Fargo, ND.
The salon will feature a panel discussion followed by a conversation about the collaborative process with scientists. This conversation will look into the concept of the individual, the many levels of organisms and worlds that reside within individuals, the separation between inside and outside, and the interfaces between these worlds. The audience will be invited to brainstorm ideas about altered perception, consciousness, and exploring these cosmologies.
The Art+Science Salon has been initiated in Tacoma by a committee of professors led by Siddharth Ramakrishnan, a neuroscientist who joined the University of Puget Sound from Columbia University, Parsons New School of Design, and the Art/Sci Center at UCLA.