Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard University
Carri J. LeRoy, The Evergreen State College
Matthew Lau, Harvard University
Art and science are at opposite poles of C.P. Snow’s two cultures, but the processes of inquiry in both art and science are remarkably similar. In this ignite session, speakers will illustrate successful collaborations between artists and ecologists that resulted in new knowledge for both partners. In particular, we emphasize moving beyond using art simply to communicate ecological concepts to broader audiences and explore the diverse ways that ecologists have been influenced by art and how artists and ecologists can create and teach new knowledge by working together.