In this video, Allison Carruth of UCLA discusses changes in R&D and its implications for the economy and society. She argues that the arts are reclaiming their central role as visionary and co-developer of technology. One example: in vitro meat: she describes how scientists, digital media artists and others are exploring the possibility of replacing factory farmed meat with flesh grown in a lab from cells. A little creepy, yes. But her description of this new type of “artscience” is worth a look.