Art and Science often seem grounded at opposite ends of the spectrum. At least our traditional academic structures tell us so. Thinking back to high school, most of us remember science “geeks” and arts/theater counterparts who traveled in completely different orbits from each other — many of whom continued the pattern as grown-ups in the working world. Yes, there have always been those comfortable with both. Yet, people deeply rooted to one domain often chose vocabulary of the other to express essential truths. A sample:

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science … Albert Einstein.

Chess is a unique cognitive nexus, a place where art and science come together in the human mind and are then refined and improved by experience … Garry Kasparov

Design is where science and art break even … Robin Mathews

You know, Dr. Edwin Land was a troublemaker. He dropped out of Harvard and founded Polaroid. Not only was he one of the great inventors of our time but, more important, he saw the intersection of art and science and business and built an organization to reflect that. Polaroid did that for some years, but eventually Dr. Land, one of those brilliant troublemakers, was asked to leave his own company – which is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of … Steve Jobs

Here’s the starter list for our January-February 2018 gathering: