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Scientific Delirium Madness 2014

Djerassi Executive Director Margot Knight describes the genesis of the Scientific Delirium Madness progam: "What if we devoted a 30-day live/work residency to bringing artists and scientists together to live, work and explore the universe? What would happen? What could happen? Because of Carl Djerassi’s work in art and science, this sort of collaboration had happened a few times in the program’s history. But what if we deliberately selected a group of scientists with demonstrated interest in art and artists whose muses were informed by science?" On 1 July 2014 the experiment began.

SDM 1.0 Gallery

2014 Residents

Biologist
United States
Physicist
United States
Chemical Engineer
United States
Composer
United States
Writer
United States
Media Artist
United States
Industrial Engineer
Artist / Engineer
Indonesia
Choreographer
United States
Geobiologist
United States
Poet
United States
Media Artist
United States

Blog Posts from the 2014 Residency

By Donna Sternberg
By Meredith Tromble

As Dawn and I were making the Djerassi version of our interactive, 3-D installation ...

By Dawn Sumner

The Dream Vortex, a collaboration between myself and Meredith Tromble, reached a new level during our residency at Djerassi. It is finally artistically interesting, with two scenes and several...

By Charlotte Jacobs

When most hear the name Jonas Salk, the man about whom I am writing a biography, they think about the polio vaccine.  In 1959, however, Sir Charles Percy’s “The Two Cultures,” became his bible.

By Ari Frankel

By Sasha Petrenko
By Dawn Sumner

Meredith Tromble and I have been working on the Dream Vortex for a bit over three years - or I should say we started the project three years ago.  We’ve made some progress but approaching the vision...

By Devavani Chatterjea

To enter another world you must first find an opening …baby, air and light and time and space have nothing to do with it. - Charles Bukowski...

By Jim Crutchfield

Rather odd, but I find myself having to be an advocate for time. Things come into being through time. And so, to my mind, time is important. And, for that matter, time shouldn't need championing....

By Donna Sternberg

galaxyDetermined not to be cowed by my...

By Ari Frankel

I have finally chosen one of the 5-6 projects floating through my musical mind to focus on developing.  Or perhaps it chose me.  ...

By Laura

As you might expect, my job as the Resident Manager at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is heavily influenced by the personalities and needs of the rotating artists in residence. Usually this...

By Meredith Tromble
By Donna Sternberg

 

By Donna Sternberg

tori-slideshowThe gift of time...

By Charlotte Jacobs

At breakfast an engineer tells me about his plans to write a book on the science of art materials, observations that will influence the way many of us think about art. While hiking in some of the...

By Meredith Tromble

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By Margot Knight

Let the cerebration begin! I have only experienced 3 of the first 72 hours of Scientific Delirium Madness but the words and ideas and laughter are flying. A dream since I first took...

By Anna Davidson

I use life forms as artistic media to comment on their phenomenal nature, bring intrigue to the species at hand, and illustrate the diversity of life. I propose the following  questions: How does...