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different types of creativity in the art and design world, and the two don’t often intersect but Le Lab provides a space for the two to collide.” Connecting cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovation to people is one of the goals of Le Laboratoire. Edwards posits, “These kinds of art-science explorations might be relevant to the future of science, engineering, and medical research in that they chart a longer course of inquiry and introduce this inquiry into cultural, publicly engaged environments, where ideas can be shared, discussed, experienced by the public in a way that is not easily achieved in the classical peer-reviewed model. This can be particularly relevant at a time when the public is sensitive, sometimes fearful, in any case curious about the future—and wanting a role in shaping it.” When Science Meets Art Boston’s Museum of Science (MOS) has discovered that the intersection of art and science can be an effective way to attract new audiences. Speaking about the goal of designing programs to cultivate new audiences and attract Scientific people who are not scientists, Lisa Monrose, Attractions Special Events Program Producer at the MOS says, “Art and the Another Wyss projmash-up of science ect, the research of and art offer a difscientist Wim Noorferent door through duin in collaboration which to enter the with electron microsworld of science.” copist James Weaver, Monrose initiated the has recently received MOS’ highly successdesign acclaim. Their ful “When Science ‘nano-flowers’ were Meets Art” series ten selected for inclusion years ago, and it is in “Nature Made,” ongoing. The series a group exhibition has featured luminarcurated by François ies in both art and Bernard at Maison & science—and events Objet Paris. “Francois are curated to highwanted to show how light film, fashion, and people use natural performances. “When processes to sculpt Science Meets Art” new shapes.” Wim’s at the MOS is a hot reaction when he was ticket, often selling first approached was, out events the same “What’s going on here? Museum of Science Events: David Edwards — Eating Bottles, I’m a chemist!” He day tickets go on sale. Drinking Clouds, and Texting Your Evening Meal on April 29, adds, “I’m surprised Unsurprisingly, on April 2015. Photo Credit: Phase One Photography. that what we are do29th the series will put the spotlight on Le Lab’s ing on a micro scale David Edwards. is interesting to the world of architecture. It was very exciting—it was the first time we did Monrose observes, “Art in all its media—visual something like that!” and sound art, performance, installation, film, Noorduin’s research in Joanne Aizenberg’s fashion, et cetera—provides opportunities for lab at the Wyss focuses on biomineralism: how people to learn through emotional and conorganisms in nature build their highly intricate templative experiences, not just through intelstructures. He asks, “What are the ways to form lect. My goal is to produce art experiences that these kinds of complexities?” Observing that will introduce people to new perspectives that organisms control their chemical environment, might shift their understanding of our world Noorduin thought that if he could control the and unleash their imaginations.” environment, perhaps he could grow complex structures: “I needed to find a chemical reac- SciArt in America April 2015 35