Imagine you found out that the scrawny little plant inhabiting your back yard, the one whose value you’ve questioned so much that you’re always tempted to mow it over, was a continuously living organism millions of years old—a real relic of deep time!
Amazing things can happen when artists and scientists come together. Cynthia Pannucci, founder and director of ASCI, speaks about these collaborations and the mounting of "The Brain" exhibition at New York Hall of Science.
In the gripping, anxiety-provoking mental landscape of the Anthropocene, mass humanity must move past the diatribes of denial and cast themselves urgently into epic transformative change. Luckily, humanity has an unexpected and powerful ally in the war on climate change from established social structures with a honed and heightened focus: climate crisis consciousness.
Giving has been a moral imperative of being an American, no matter the individual’s socio-economic status or heritage. But acts of magnanimous giving by America's wealthiest individuals aren’t performed in social isolation. When should we begin to consider philanthropic acts as suspect?
Rain has provided us with thousands of metaphors, many related to crying clouds and drops of tears. The technologically-controlled Rain Room, on display at MoMA, exposes and questions humanity's relationship to – and effect on – weather.
In 2010, the principal of Massachusetts' Orchard Gardens school fired his security guards in order to hire art and music teachers. Once ranked as one of the state’s lowest performing schools, its students are now engaged, learning and scoring higher on math and reading tests. It's a success story that illustrates why the arts and creative thinking are vital to education.