Thursday, July 2, 2015

Conference Report: "Art as a Way of Knowing", March 3-4, 2011 at the San Francisco Exploratorium

In 2011, the San Francisco Exploratorium hosted a NSF-funded conference called "Art as a Way of Knowing".
The organizers, "wanted to know how the arts expand our engagement and understanding of the natural and social worlds...The premise of "Art as a Way of Knowing" was that art is a fundamental part of being human, and that learning in and through the arts is a serious form of interacting with the world by engaging with its questions, formulating ideas, and deepening knowledge."
The purpose of the conference was to gather a broad range of artists, scientists, and educators to explore the history, practice, and value of the arts as a means of inquiring into the natural world. The conference brought together some 125 leading international thinkers—representing work in education, art and science museums, contemporary art, and interdisciplinary research.

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