The Solace of Vacant Spaces: An Interview with Visionary Peter Soderman
“I’ve been reading about labyrinths,” says Soderman, as he describes his latest creative project with internationally-acclaimed scientists, including Shirley Tilghman, President of Princeton University and a world-renowned scholar in the field of molecular biology; Freeman Dyson, Nobel Prize-winner and Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study; and Tracey Shors, professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University, and an expert in how memories are stored in the brain.
Quarks, Parks, and Science in Everyday Life: Filmmaker Chris Allen’s Documentary where Art Meets Science in a Vacant Lot
Quark Park: Visions
Quark Park represents a collaboration of scientists and engineers paired with artists and landscape architects rendering high concept into three-dimensional space.
Algorithms, Google & Snow Globes: David Dobkin
Boundless Theatre: An Interview with Emily Mann
An Interview with Rush Holt
Journey into the Male & Female Brain: An Interview with Tracey Shors
So I ask Tracey Shors, Professor of Psychology and prominent neuroscientist at the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University, a woman with a bright gleam in her eye, and a formidable publication list, “Is nature or nurture even the right question?”
Keeping Time: A Conversation with Historian James McPherson
Labor of Love: An Interview With Architect Kevin Wilkes
Moonlight Science: Molecular Biologist and Entrepreneur, Paul Schimmel
Music in Stone: Jonathan Shor Constructs a Lithophone for Quark Park
Jonathan Shor is interested in the composition of granite. As granite’s name hints, it is a coarse-grained, crystalline rock, a direct link to the earth’s beginning, and a challenge for any sculptor seeking the shape and music within.
The Scientist as Rebel
In the middle of Quark Park, an orange-red sundial rises in benign splendor, marking the most illusory of measurements: time. A simple construct really, a sculpted piece of metal positioned at an angle to meet the sun’s rays. Steel and sunlight, play of light and shadow, creating a column of darkness that brushes in unceasing rhythm across the earth.