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Monday, March 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Maker Age: Enlightened Views on Science & Art

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Western culture gears us to conceptually place art and science at opposite ends of a spectrum. When we think of art, we may culturally view it as a field where anyone can make their mark; a place of openness, expressiveness and accessibility. However, when it comes to science, we may be more geared to believe that it is a closed, uncreative and unexpressive field where only the hyper-intelligent can succeed. These ideas represent a gross misunderstanding of both fields and do society a grave injustice. Join Adam Savage as he explores the inextricable ties between art and science, dispelling these cultural myths, revisiting the Age of Enlightenment and highlighting luminaries like Leonardo da Vinci, a master of self-expression in the fields of both art and science. We’ll discuss how society may benefit from returning to the clarity that art can be just as rigorous as science, and that science can be just as creative as art. Part of the IEEE Technology for Humanity Series.

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Adam Savage

HostMythBustersAdam Savage joined M5 in 2002 after receiving a call from former boss Jamie Hyneman to participate in a TV pilot, which turned into the wildly popular Discovery Channel series “MythBusters.”

Monday March 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5

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