VFF: The Art of a Scientist: Unconventional Collaborations
Last year, three graduate students in biology and biomedical sciences at Duke began pulling together the worlds of art and science through visualization. Serving as the science communications committee for a graduate student group called Duke INSPIRE, they started forming the idea to bridge these seemingly disparate fields to showcase how they build off of each other. This culminated in an art exhibit that brought the work of scientists from many fields together with visual responses by local artists; as well as some scientists showcasing their art skills. The Art of a Scientist was exhibited in the Rubenstein Art Center at Duke, covered by Smithsonian Magazine, and featured on WUNC. The show drew in a lot of attention, and included outreach events that engaged in audience with both science and art. Currently, several pieces are on display at LaunchBio, and more are planned to move to the Museum of Life and Science. Join these three for a conversation about science and art, and how stunning visuals can capture the imaginations of anyone.