I did a Q&A for the NEA’s Facebook page! Click on the link to read.
Have you ever heard of a theatrical play integrating with planetarium technology? Performance artist and playwright Nina Wise, artistic director of Motion Institute, created a groundbreaking production called The Kepler Project that does just that. Last year, Motion Institute in San Francisco, California received a $10,000 grant from the NEA to support the development and presentation of a project about German astronomer Johannes Kepler. Wise’s play combines full-dome immersive imagery with live acting, music, computer animation, and sound design to explore the impact of the Scientific Revolution on modern-day culture.
“The Internet has provided unprecedented access to shared knowledge assets, materials, fabrication processes, microfunding, and audiences. Networked communication and open source culture have contributed to this shift from artists aiding science to doing science, and will ultimately impact the way scientific knowledge is acquired, utilized, and disseminated.”—Andrea Grover for Art/Science Week at the NEA
"Our well-being and health care is fragmented into disciplines in our academic institutions, parceled among our civic institutions and our health care systems. There is a need both to find new ways to translate between the ways of knowing, but also to integrate medical knowledge in fluid ways into our daily lives." —Roger Malina