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Scientific Delirium Madness 2015

Djerassi Executive Director Margot Knight describes the beginning of the sophomore year of SDM: "On 30 June 2015, a curious, intrepid and accomplished group arrived at our remote Artists’ Ranch to experience the second annual Scientific Delirium Madness artist/scientist residency. Pireeni Sundaralingam, 2014 SDM alum, facilitated exercises to accelerate camaraderie. Shyness evaporated and conversations began. The group may have arrived as strangers but they left as friends and collaborators." Explore the gallery, artists' statements and blogs stemming from the SDM 2015 residency that took place 30 June–July 29, 2015 to find out what happened.

SDM 2.0 Gallery

2015 Residents

Writer
United States
artist and researcher
Switzerland
Primatologist/Cognitive Scientist
United States
Musician/Scientist
United States
Interdisciplinary Artist and Designer
United States
Media Artist
United States
Physicist
Artist
United States
Mathematician/Choreographer
United States
Choreographer
United States
Writer
United States
Professor, Physical Organic Chemist
United States
Doctor and Writer
United States

Blog Posts from the 2015 Residency

By Luca Forcucci
By Guillermo Muñoz

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By Laurel Shastri
By Eathan Janney

A few weeks ago Guillermo and I posted about our first foray into representing quantum dots...

By Allison Cobb
By Laurel Shastri
By Jordan Hochenbaum

Hi Leonardo readers! My name is Jordan Hochenbaum and I’m a professor at California Institute of the Arts, where I teach in the Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence, and Design (MTIID)...

By Eleni Sikelianos

What a rare privilege to be at work and walks here among such a wild profusion of intelligence, inventiveness and ethos. The poet Robert Creeley once said that you forge ahead, writing poems “because...

By Allison Cobb
By Guillermo Muñoz
By Allison Cobb
By Guillermo Muñoz
By Laurel Shastri
By Eathan Janney
By Tami Spector

On a walk during the first days here with four of my co-residents our conversation was peppered with references to authors, artists and movies.  This struck me as one of the ways that we were getting...

By Karl Schaffer

On Sunday at Djerassi we did an open rehearsal of our show Daughhters of Hypatia about the struggles of women in mathematics, but I find unsettling contradictions. I ended this year at the...

By Christine Lee

      Last night several residents and I were watching composer and scientist Eathan Janney perform an impressive improvisational piano piece. I recall the sounds coming from the piano as he...

By Kate Nichols
By Caroline Wellbery

Here's to my trial run as an artist-scientist (from my current writing efforts), an account of my attempt at research before I went to medical school: Luckily, another job opportunity came along....

By Allison Cobb
By Allison Cobb
By Laurel Shastri
By Eathan Janney

Last night a conversation emerged among a group of Djerassi residents about our feelings on cross-disciplinary interactions—especially between the arts and sciences. Each of us was chosen to be here...

By Caroline Wellbery

What is writing the story of one’s life if not a diagnostic exercise? We look at patterns, discard what’s irrelevant, and go through the old charts looking for early hints of trouble we’d once...

By Allison Cobb
By Eathan Janney

On Saturday I went on a morning run with fellow Djerassi resident and physicist Guillermo Munoz. As a result of a conversation about our respective fields of interest we decided to make a...

By Guillermo Muñoz
By Tami Spector

Early morning, 5:30am, cup of strong PG Tips in hand I step outside Middlebrook D and snap a picture of the landscape, writ-large, with my i-phone. The moon full, or almost full, up above the marine...

By Caroline Wellbery

The art of doing nothing   On arriving at Djerassi, I welcomed leaving productivity behind. I’d worked hard to jettison my usual obligations: teaching medical students, supervising residents,...

By Margot Knight

I am grateful to be able to add to Patricia Bentson’s welcome to Scientific Delirium Madness 2.0. If you don’t know me, I am the Executive Director of Djerassi Resident Artists Program. With each...