Occasional Speaker: Megan Halpern
Meaningful Relationships Among Artists, Scientists, & Audiences
Megan Halpern will share her insights gained from facilitating collaborations between artists and scientists. She will focus on tools for collaboration, the difference between expression and explanation in science performances, and how art/science collaborations can inform current thinking about science communication. She shares how user-centered design practices help collaborators develop “boundary objects” to help reveal how scientists and artists conceptualize audiences and how tension between different forms of expression and explanation can help to reimagine public engagement with science and technology.