The news headline, when such projects garner attention, usually goes like this – Art Meets Science! Or perhaps Art Merges with Science! or maybe they combine, or art collides with science, or they fuse, join, bond, or unite. And ‘art’ in the phrase usually precedes ‘science’, perhaps because their integration is more typically initiated from the art side of the equation. But whatever the order of the two terms, and whatever verb is used to link them, the tenor of the declaration is typically the same – this is a story worth reporting on, it announces, because the notion of bringing these two disparate domains together is peculiar, unexpected and unconventional.

Author/Artist Bio

Stephen Nowlin is Vice President, Director, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he has initiated multiple curatorial projects with an emphasis on the superimposition of art and science. For a Google index of links to Williamson Gallery art/science projects, go to www.artcenter.edu/williamson

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