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The art and science of medical research

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. Luckily, I say, for me. I can't say the same for my boss. It's possible that the collapse of her lab and her subsequent departure into administration was a direct result of her undiscriminating choice of research assistants such as myself. The lab was ugly. Such places are made for scientists, meaning that they contain no drapes, sofas, art prints, or nice rugs.

Not art

IMG_0265 (1) I’m interested in the idea of trash–how we humans deal (or refuse to deal) with waste. At Djerassi there are many gorgeous and interesting art installations that are numbered and mapped for viewing. I want to focus on what is discarded here.

Not art

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I’m interested in the idea of trash–how we humans deal (or refuse to deal) with waste. At Djerassi there are many gorgeous and interesting art installations that are numbered and mapped for viewing. I want to focus on what is discarded here.

Is Interdisciplinary Better?

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 due to our interdisciplinary background so it is not a surprise that we advocate interaction. Furthermore, there was general dissatisfaction with the current level of interaction we see in the fields in which we participate.