Art/Science Collaboration: the future of R&D

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.

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