Science gives us the means to perceive and to understand the world and universe around us. Art is capable of giving expression to that which is unseen but still very much a part of reality. There are points at which these means of perception, understanding, and expression may overlap, and in doing so yield unexpected insights. I look for such nodes in my work.
I created my first formal art/science collaboration 4 years ago. The ClimateMusic Project seeks to add a visceral quality to climate literacy by using music to model climate data. This non-profit collaborative includes leading scientists, musicians/artists, and technologists and premiered its first work, "Climate", by composer Erik Ian Walker, at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, CA in November, 2015. After having staged two very successful performance cycles in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are now developing new content for national and international audiences. Our collaborators include:
Next up in 2018-19 are new collaborations on "species" and on "decay".
Here is more detail on The ClimateMusic Project:
Here is a recent conversation about the intersection of science, art, and action on climate change: