Monday, October 20, 2008

Design Experiments | Innovation 2008 & Solutions Twin Cities

Sphere of Influence by David Goldes

Our friends over at Solutions Twin Cities have partnered with the Humphrey Institute and Science Debate 2008 to bring together some of the most innovative minds in the country to discuss ways scientific research and technology can help guide the U.S. into a more sustainable tomorrow. The goal of the conference is to unite the creative minds behind tomorrow’s sustainable solutions with the policy makers that can make change happen. The event explores ways to bridge the divide between science and current mainstream culture. It will also showcase some of the most interesting ideas from scientists, artists, students and policy makers. The Solutions portion will feature projects from local artists, educators, and scientists blurring the boundary between art and science, including work from artists like David Goldes, whose rich photographic imagery delves into the mysterious and beautiful, framing art as scientific experiment. The event will appeal to all ages, also featuring the likes of Leonardo’s Basement, a group bringing creativity and science to kids.

The two-day conference kicks off on Monday, October 20th. The Solutions event starts Tuesday, October 21 at 11:30 in the morning in the McNamara Alumni Center. Seven presenters will deliver invigorating and refreshing glimpses into their work. Each participant has been asked to consider how art and science can connect to the public in meaningful ways in the future. The Solutions event is free, however based on past turnout you are encouraged to arrive early in order to get a good seat.

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