The China Shop, Artist-Scientist Conversation
The China Shop, a new faculty-led initiative that embeds
and designers within scientific laboratories at UC Davis to conduct
research, presents a conversation between scientists and artists on May 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
The panel includes the Cesar & Lois Collective, NEA Artist in Residence Dr. Matthias Hess, Ron Mangun, director of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and distinguished professor of psychology and neurology, Jiabao Li, a resident artist at the Center for Mind and Brain, and Professors Joy Geng and Petr Janata, Center for Mind and Brain.
Playing off the idea of “a bull in a china shop,” the two-year
brings together four artist-scientist pairs creating opportunities to engage in transdisciplinary exchanges and a space to ask unconventional and impossible questions. Each residency includes a public conversation where the pair discusses their creative work, system of collaboration, and works in progress.
This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Art
grant, directed by professors Tim Hyde (Department of Art and Art History) and Jiayi Young (Department of Design).
Co-sponsored by the UC Davis Letters and Science Dean’s Office, the Office of Research, and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
This event is also a part of the Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series and is published in ARTECA, a curated space for essential content linking the arts, sciences and technologies (MIT Press).