ArtCenter Presence at the 2016 NAKFI Conference

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November 8, 2016

ArtCenter students, faculty and staff will be joining leaders in science, engineering and technology at the 2016 NAKFI Conference Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement.” November 9-12 in Irvine, California. 

The conference will engage scientists, engineers and medical researchers – working with artists and designers – in an exploration of this unique habitat.  New ideas, approaches, collaborations, and projects sparked during the conference will lead to scientific, educational, social, technological and cultural outcomes that can foster creative approaches to some of the most pressing global challenges, such as food and energy security, health, transportation, and related ecosystem services.

“Every frontier of human inquiry is art-science in nature, in that intuition and imagination are equal partners to deduction and precision.  The question is not whether art, design, science, engineering, and medicine are distinct and should be fully integrated, but how do they meet to serve as the bookends for innovation.” – 2015 NAKFI Conference

Check out last year’s opening remarks panel “When Artistic Process Leads to Science, Engineering, and Medicine Breakthroughs” with David Edwards, Mariana Amatullo, Jonathan Fineberg, Don Ingber, Hannes Koch, and Tom Rudin.