In our current ‘snapshot’ update of the SEAD study ( http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/NSF_SEAD
Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation: ) one of the areas that we noted was the growth of the number of marine biology stations hosting artists in residence= one artist who just completed a
residency at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, is Peter Matthews – for a discussion of his work see
“Some artists are content to paint the ocean. Peter Matthews paints on the ocean floor. While free diving.Because he likes the immersion. Matthews, 37, is like a mystical waterman whose exhibitions combine mind-boggling oceanography with Native American mythology, plus a splash of quirky inventiveness. His work, at petermatthews.org, has been featured all over the world, but recently he was at the Laguna Art Museum and UC San Diego. He lives in England but just finished as the artist in residence at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, which he called a “life-changing experience.”
In November 2015 the UN adopted its key 17 development goals, with the oceans as one of the key areas:
I would be interested in knowing of other examples of art-science projects involved with the oceans
We will be discussing and presenting the SEAD snapshot update at a working group meeting at the US National Academy of Science on Feb 2
SEAD gathering at National Academies
A SEAD Working Group meeting will be held at the National Academies in Washington DC. on February 2, 2016.
Participants will review and share emerging trends and issues since the NSF/NEA/NEH/Smithsonian hosted
workshops that led to the Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD) report, published this year as
“Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation” (MIT Press, 2015).
If you are interested in submitting your own hot topic for the snapshot update ( in 500 words or less) we welcome your inputs. For further info see: http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/seadwg.html