Finding the Connection: How Art and Science Collide to Foster Innovation

Can art influence science? Internationally-renowned artist Rebecca Kamen thinks so, as do many in the scientific community. Kamen, the 2015 Fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria, addressed an audience of arts and tech supporters last week as part of the Creative Arlington Speaker Series, where she discussed her unique perspective on the nexus of art and science and showcased how the two worlds so often collide, helping her create art that, in her words, make the invisible visible and provides a business link to innovation.

Pioneered through the Rhode Island School of Design’s STEAM initiative, efforts to educate the public about the vital role that art and design play in innovation have gained momentum in recent years. As professor emeritus of art at Northern Virginia Community College, Professor Kamen continues to investigate how the arts and creativity can be used to enhance innovation and the understanding of science.

Programmed by Arlington Economic Development in partnership with the Ballston BID, Kamen’s presentation is part of Creative Arlington, a broader effort to raise awareness about how the places where we live and work play an important role in empowering people’s imagination and creativity in science, technology and design.

Let’s keep finding and empowering creativity in our community.

Topic: BIG Update, Creative Economy
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