September 25, 2022


How Creativity Works in the Brain

What is the anatomy of an “aha” moment? How and why did we evolve to have such experiences? Can we prime ourselves to have them more often? Why should we care? These and similar questions were the recent focus of a cross-cutting investigation by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the Santa Fe Institute (SFI).


Protein synthesis: an epic on the cellular level

Directed in 1971 by Robert Alan Weiss for the Department of Chemistry of Stanford University and imprinted with the “free love” aura of the period, this short film continues to be shown in biology class today. It has since spawned a series of similar funny attempts at vulgarizing protein


Cultural Agents Inc.

Cultural Agents is a platform for academics, artists, community leaders, and active citizens in general. It is an invitation to revive a long humanistic tradition that combines arts and research in the service of civic development.

A case for culture
Show & Tell
Give & Take
Cases for Culture Conference | Renaissance Now

December 2-3, 2022 // DRCLAS

Art as Opportunity and Obligation | Doris Sommer

Trolley Time at the U.S.-Mexico Border |

Nail Transphobia | Charlie Craggs

"If I had understood what art is and what it does to promote social capital, I would have made different decisions when I was Minister of Development in Paraguay. Policymakers generally have a blindspot when it comes to art as a resource for development."
June, 2021 | Jose Molinas, Director of Instituto Desarrollo, Asunción, Paraguay

"Science and Sociability will be our new course, for Europe's CIVIS consortium, to make good on this opportunity and obligation to engage the arts".
September 19, 2021 | Raquel Galindo, Autonomous University of Madrid, IAP

"Collaboration across arts and sciences is essential for climate justice and equity of resources."
October 22, 2021 | Mayor David Balaba of Iganga, Uganda.

"Art is not an extra…It is a vehicle for change. Looking forward to exploring pathways of collaboration at the community college and public education levels in New Jersey".
October 22, 2021 | Ed Johnson, Executive Director, Governmental Affairs and Community Relations, Brookdale Community College