Public Symposium: Aesthetics and the Life Sciences

09/27 PDB101 News

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This free, public symposium will bring together scientists, performance and visual artists, educators, historians, and anthropologists to share their perspectives on the powerful intersection between the arts and the life sciences. Lunch will be provided for registered participants, but space is limited. Register now at

The full schedule is available online.

A highlight will be an Animated Keynote performance presented by Dance Exchange. For over a decade, Dance Exchange has been immersed in art/science collaborations that have informed beautiful multi-media dance works for the stage, a range of thought provoking community engagement programming, and arts integrated education activities for people all ages.

Another highlight will be a panel discussion on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and education with Ruqqayya Maudoodi, Chair (Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers), George V. Berger (Impeller Studios and Game Design Methodology at Rutgers), Ryan Reedell (Makerspace, The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey), and Anne McKeown (Master Papermaker, Brodsky Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers).

Closing Comments will be led by D. Graham Burnett (Department of History, Princeton University).

Featured Participants include Julia Buntaine (Innovator-in-Residence, Rutgers), Janet Iwasa (Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah), Natasha Myers (Department of Anthropology, York University), Jane Richardson (Department of Biochemistry, Duke University), Yvan Tina (The University of Aix-Marseille and The University of Texas at Dallas), Judith G. Voet (Department of Biochemistry, Swarthmore College), Donald Voet (Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania), Julian Voss-Andreae (Sculptor, Portland, OR), Alexander Wragge-Morley (Department of History, University College London).

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