We live in a time when the arts and sciences are generally understood to operate in different domains of knowledge production, each using different tools in their search for truth. The now cliched divisions between the fields–emotion vs. intellect, the heart vs. the brain–are tidy illusions, which should be vigorously challenged. What is the value of re-establishing this connection and how can the two fields grow from the interaction? More specifically, how can art’s sensitivity to the personal and emotional dimensions of human experience better illuminate the same experiences at the heart of all scientific investigation? Artist Dario Robleto will share the deep connections between art and science through his creative research methods, narrative storytelling and exploration of material science and sculpture.
Dario Robleto is a transdisciplinary artist, citizen-scientist, researcher, writer and teacher based in Houston, Texas. Robleto has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many universities and institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. Currently, he is serving as Artist-at-Large at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and the Block Museum of Art.