As part of our discussion on emerging topics for the SEAD study 5 year update
We ask the question
Why do Scientists engage in Art-Science practices today?
Moderated by Guillermo Munoz and Roger Malina
Are you a scientist engaged in art-science practices ? Why do you invest
time and energy? We hope the scientists on this list will send us a
paragraph or two max
explaining why as scientists they are engaged in art-science practices.
At the Yasmin 10th anniversary in Valencia last week, organized by Guillermo
Munoz, we had a chance to discuss many topics. One topic that came up is
the growing number of research scientists engaged in art-science practices.
Guillermo is a young physicist in the nano sciences, and I am a a mid career
astrophysicist now become an art-science researcher. Why are we as scientists
engaged in art-science practices ? For young, and older, scientists
this can present serious
career risks since many science establishments are very conservative
and do not see the value of such activities.
As a result we have put together an initial small informal network of scientific
colleagues who have professional activities in the arts:
Wendy Silk- Environmental Science, Susan Eriksson- Geosciences
Robert Root Bernstein Physiology, Roger Malina Astronomy, Guillermo
Munoz Nano Science
Francois Joseph Lapointe molecular biology, Dhru Deb Oncology,
Michelle Root Bernstein: Bio Scientist
We have named our collective the "Scientists Mercado Central Exchange'
because the idea was born during a meal at the central market in Valencia.
The discussion will take place on the YASMIN discussion list: subscribe at
You can also follow the discussion without participating at our blog site
We welcome short one/two paragraph posts from all scientists in this list
explain your scientific activities, your art science ones and tell us why
you do this !
Guillermo Munoz and Roger Malina on behalf of the Scientists
Mercado Central Exchange
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