IGN 3-5
Artist-in-residence in an ecology lab

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
101H, Minneapolis Convention Center
Stephen J. Tonsor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Natalie Settles, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Does artistic practice make for more transformative science? Nobel Laureates and National Academy members are disproportionately involved in art compared to other scientists. Early in the study of ecology and evolution, natural philosophers used artistic practices in the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge. The philosophies of art and science have each evolved considerably since then. Can we train transformative scientists by including sophisticated artistic practices? Putting artists and scientists in the same space, we create an environment in which an art-science collaborative paradigm evolves.