Shanken to attend NAKFI conference

Ed Shanken (Associate Professor, Digital+Media) will attend the NAKFI Conference on Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation & Realization from Nov 11-14, 2015 at UC Irvine.

This “think-tank” event will bring together a diverse group of participants to: explore how arts, design, sciences, engineering, and medicine can stimulate a renaissance of innovation that solves real-world problems; discover how collaborations can engage the public and other scientists and encourage discourse in important issues; examine how creative disruption and aesthetic experience engage the human mind to stimulate creativity and innovation; create concrete projects that can (and ultimately do) lead to at least one of four kinds of impact – educational, cultural, social and scientific. Participants work in teams to create “pitches” for research programs that address these issues, competing for seed-funding to support their proposals. NAKFI is a collaboration between the National Academies and the Keck Futures Initiative.