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The Art and Science Dating Game: How Artists and Scientists Find Each Other...And What Happens Next?

Art and Science Dating Game

Paul D. Miller, Artist in Residence.
Nilda Mesa, Moderator. Associate Dean for Administration for the Columbia School of Journalism.  

The potency of collaborations between artists and scientists is undeniable. But how do these collaborations actually work? How do artists and scientists find each other outside of their labs and studios? How do they turn their mutual interests in environment and climate change into sustained relationships? Join artist, producer and activist Paul D. Miller (aka "DJ Spooky") for an informal conversation about partnerships between artists and scientists, and the new work, new research and new thinking that can emerge from innovative trans-disciplinary collaborations. Participants will include pairs of artists and scientists from the PositiveFeedback consortium of Columbia University, New York University and the City University of New York. Audience members are encouraged to mingle with panelists following the presentation. 

Artist and Scientist Collaborators

Pair One
Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky. 
Dr. Robin Bell, Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Senior Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY

Pair Two
Eve Mosher, artist who produced the High Water Line
Dr. Kenneth Broad, Professor Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami

Pair Three
Lars Jan, director, designer, writer, media artist, creator of Holoscen.es
Dr. Bob Chen, Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Earth Institute, Columbia University

This presentation is co-produced by PositiveFeedback, an initiative of The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Center for Creative Research, NYU; and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, designed specifically to support the research collaborations of artists and scientists focused on climate change.

This event is part of the Met Salon Series.

Engage with Met curators, artists, and guests in an informal setting, over coffee and light refreshments.

Image above: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky © Eileen Travell, the Photograph Studio, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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