AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows will join several artists from the current exhibition, The Art of Science Policy, to explore the science policy arena through projects from academia, government, industry, non-profits and the arts. Participants have challenged themselves to think visually; each will present 20 images for 20 seconds. Join us in this exciting, fast-paced evening of compelling issues and discussions. Gallery reception to follow.
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Author C.P. Snow famously described a gap between scientists and "literary intellectuals," igniting a debate over whether the "two cultures" could work in tandem - or even relate to each other - for the improvement of society. This exhibit examines a similar dichotomy: can art, especially visual expression, enhance our understanding of the policy dimensions of science? The practitioners and scholars of the growing field that is generally called "science policy" see their realm both as a science, as well as an art in which experience and judgment are as essential as modeling and analysis. In honor of the 40th anniversary of AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships®, 16 artists from across the United States are featured inThe Art of Science Policy, highlighting art as diverse as the science policy issues from the past four decades.