IRG1-8: Nanotechnology, Aesthetics and Innovation

(W. Patrick McCray)


With the completion of The Visioneers, McCray began to consider another book-length topic related to CNS. One avenue he has explored this year concerns the intersection of art (and artists) with nanotechnology (and engineers). This would build on a recent special issue of the journal Leonardo (2012) on art and nanoscience. This may also connect with the work of CNS seed grant recipient, George LeGrady. The main focus is on the formal collaborative efforts between artists and engineers/scientists and the variable nature of what they produce in terms of art and technology. Given that NSF is interested in putting more (A)rt in its STEM efforts (STEAM), McCray will continue to investigate this as a modest priority over the next year.