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Roger F. Malina, PhD

Beyond the Two Cultures: Common Science Doesn't Make Common Sense?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017  1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
ACT 301

Roger Malina is an astrophysicist who directed and helped build a NASA satellite to map the sky. He was also director of the Astronomical Observatory of Marseille – where the first planet around another star was discovered and new kinds of telescopes were conceived and built.

He currently is a Distinguished Chair of Art and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. There he founded the ArtSciLab, which works on projects that cannot be done unless artists, designers and scientists work together. He is also a publisher and Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press which documents and advocates the work of artists involved in science and emerging technologies.

Dr. Malina will address the ongoing discussion of how to create new ways to integrate the arts, design and humanities into STEM (science, engineering, technology, math and medicine). Sometimes called “STEM to STEAM,” this discussion focuses on how to bring together different ways of knowing to tackle the hard problems of our times. 



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