...Members on the Proposal

These are the members on the NSF proposal as they are listed for the grant. There may also be other sources of funding in the future. possibilites of the symposia.

Principal Investigator: Julie Newdoll is a fine artist with a scientific background and many years experience in scientific visualization at the University of California at San Francsico, during which time her work appeared on 11 journal covers and in over 40 publications. Her fine art appeared on 17 scientific journal covers published within the last four years, inside additional publications, and on the June 2004 cover of “Art Business News”. As a University of California at Santa Barbara Microbiology undergraduate, Medical Illustration graduate from UCSF, and painter for over 30 years, she has a unique perspective on the subject of “Art and Science” in the biological realm. She is currently the YLEM (artists using science and technology group in San Francisco) Director of Exhibits, as well as the Vice President of South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art in the San Francisco Bay Area. As Principal Investigator, Julie will coordinate the project, starting with the initial contact with the participants and formulation of the project with their input. She will see the project through to the end. She plans to help recruit artists to submit artwork for the show through YLEM and other organizations such as ASCI (Art and Science Collaborations Inc.), of which she is also a member. She will help bring together the initial collection of work from artists and scientists for the final review. She will be in charge of getting the show catalogue together and published. She is the primary contact for the exhibit.

Co-Principal Investigator: Charles Carlson is an expert on presenting science to the general public. He has been director of the Life Sciences department at the Exploratorium for over 32 years. He will help to design the exhibit, contribute to the catalogue and the artwork review. He will also help to coordinate the relationship of the Exploratorium to the project, including the design of any exhibits to go alongside the art exhibit as additional teaching tools, handouts, and docent tours. He will help to design the docent materials to be distributed to all the participating museums.

Co-Principal Investigator: Cynthia Pannucci is founder and artistic director of ASCI, based in New York. She has an in depth knowledge of SciArtists, and is an expert at putting together synmposia in the field of Art and Science. She will be organizing the events on the east coast, and putting together the symposia to accompany the exhibits in the various cities. She has organized many events for ASCI, including The Pull of Kinetics I & II [1993 & 1994] and LightForms98 for the New York Hall of Science; WOMENTEK for the Peninsula Arts Center, Virginia [1999-2000]; and SolarScapes [1999-2000] for the Liberty Science Center, NJ., and a monthly Speaker Series in the Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC from 1993-1995. This was followed by the production of public symposia and panels including: CYBERFAIR’95 [the world’s first cyber fair for artists], the panel discussions: “Collectibility & The Digital Print,” “Bell Labs & the Origins of the Multimedia Artist,” and the international symposia: “ArtSci’98,” “Cyberart’99,” “ArtSci99” [all in the Great Hall at Cooper Union], and "ArtSci2001" and "ArtSci2002" at the CUNY Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History, NYC.

Co-Principal Investigator: Philip Linhares, Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of Modern Art, will help to select the pieces of art for the show, based on his knowledge of an accomplished piece of art. The entire group will review the entries into the exhibit together, so that they may discuss the scientific meaning woven into the composition of the pieces. His valuable art experience makes him a critical component for designing the exhibit to fit the art museum setting.

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Goodsell
is well versed in the area of image creation for scientific purposes, as well as being an artist himself. In addition to helping review the submitted artwork, he will assist in finding work by other scientists which border on being artwork, due to their beauty, composition, and other visual esthetics. It is currently a question in the art world, “What is Art and Science?” Is a beautiful image taken by telescope to be considered art? Here we address this question in the realm of biology, and David will help to find images that fit this description. He will also contribute to the show catalogue, and help review the design of the exhibit.

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Stroud
is a highly accomplished scientist at the University of California at San Francisco, and National Academy of Sciences member. Dr. Stroud will be a consultant in the area of scientific merit of the submitted pieces, and help with full understanding of concepts that may be unclear to the non-scientists in the group. He will also help write some portion of the catalogue, describing some basic science, which would help make the book a complete resource on the subject. Some basic descriptions on topics such as what DNA, RNA and proteins are, for example, would benefit from his review. He will also be present at the artwork review for selecting works.

Co-Principal Investigator: Darcie Fohrman brings over 30 years of experience to her work as an interpretive planner, exhibition developer/designer, project manager, and creative director. As principal of Darcie Fohrman Associates, she works for many types of museums across the country, planning and designing multi-disciplinary interactive exhibitions. Darcie served as the Director of Exhibitions and Graphics at the San Diego Museum of Art, where she introduced the team approach to exhibition development and at the Spertus Museum of Judaica in Chicago, where she designed the first permanent Holocaust exhibition in the United States. Darcie is first and foremost an educator and with her degree in Art Education. She taught high school art and art history and for eight years she taught the graduate course, Exhibition Development and Design in the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University in California. The most recent of her many exhibits include; Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC, interpretive planning and exhibit design to create a travelling exhibition, Courage: The Carolina Story that Changed America, opens January 2004; Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford, Questions; The Exploratorium, San Francisco, interpretive planning and design of art, artifact and interactive interpretive temporary exhibition, Revealing Bodies, 2000, winner of the 2001 AAM Exhibition Competition; and Frogs, which included live animals, artifacts and interactive exhibits, 1999.

Advisory Committee Members

Dr. Marcia Rudy develops and oversees thematic programming and special events at the New York Hall of Science, including science/art exhibits. She will be coordinating the production of scientific stations or exhibits to accompany and enhance the scientific content of those in the Art.Life.Science exhibit. She is the contact point between the New York Hall of Science and the Art.Life.Science project, and will attend or send a representative to any meetings for designing educational materials for docents or other related needs. Before joining the New York Hall of Science in 1981, Dr. Rudy was a junior high school science teacher, a high school English teacher and worked in educational television. She received a Masters degree in Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Science Education from New York University. Dr. Rudy served as chairwoman of the Museums Council of New York City from 1988 to 1992 and is currently Membership Secretary. She is on the boards of the Council of Protocol Executives, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc., and the Queens County Farm Museum. She also oversees Visitor Services and Volunteers.

Dr. Diane Perlov, Deputy Director for Exhibits, California Science Center. (Recent Addition - Bio to come)

Dr. Hunter O’Reilly of Loyola University Chicago will be helping to design educational components of the exhibit, including the docent materials. She will also help with the seminars and lectures to accompany the exhibit, where artists and scientists will be interacting, and host her own workshop. Both an internationally shown artist and an experienced geneticist, she reinterprets science as art through the creation of living artworks, abstractions, digital art and installations confronting issues related to biotechnology in our culture.  She holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a bachelors of science from the University of California-Berkeley.  She created a course, Biology through Art, where students have the opportunity to create innovative artworks in a biology laboratory.  Dr. O'Reilly teaches both biology and art at Loyola University Chicago.  Most recently she is creating a series of Living Drawings with bioluminescent bacteria. These Living Drawings depict the cycle of life and death calling attention to our own mortality and explore the possibilities of new life forms created through genetic engineering.  The cover of the April 2004 issue of Nature Genetics featured one of these Living Drawings..

Dr. Marianna Adams is part of the Institue for Learning Innovation in Maryland. She will be coordinating between the Institute and our efforts to evaluate the success of the exhibit. She will be consulting for us in our initial formation of the questions to be asked about the exhibit. She has headed education departments at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, and Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She served as National Principal’s Initiative co-coordinator for the summer 1995 Teacher Institute at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has taught public and private school K-12, high school literature and composition, middle and high school art, middle school social studies, and has worked with elementary-level emotionally disturbed children. As head of the visual arts subcommittee, she served on the National Arts Education Assessment Consensus Project from 1992-1994. She has been active in the Museum Education Division of the National Art Education Association, serving as the Southeast Regional Director and being awarded the Southeast Museum Educator of the year for 1994. Adams received her doctorate in education policy studies from the George Washington University, and has wide experience in conducting evaluation studies in all types of museums and cultural organizations across the country.

Stephen Wilson is a San Francisco author, artist and professor who explores the cultural implications of new technologies. His interactive installations & performances have been shown internationally in museums, galleries and SIGGRAPH, CHI, Ars Electronica, BEAP, and V2 art shows. He won the Prize of Distinction in Ars Electronica's international competitions for interactive art and several honorary mentions. He has been Head of the Conceptual/Information Arts program at San Francisco State University since 1987. He was selected as artist in residence at Xerox PARC and NTT Research labs, been a developer for several hi-tech firms, and resarcher in NSF projects. He has published extensively including many articles and four books. His last book called "Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology" published by MIT Press in, 2002 is an international survey of artists, theorists, and researchers working in advanced inquiries in fields such as biology, medicine, physics, artificial life, telepresence, body sensors, vr, artificial intelligence, and information systems.

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