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  1. REZcast: Proving the Riemann Hypothesis

    It’s a million dollar question: Can the Riemann Zeta Hypothesis be proven? In this episode of REZcast, Sam Johnson talks with fellow lab mates Luke Hillard and Thomas Hobohm about the challenges involved in proving the Riemann hypothesis.  Excerpt: Listen to Sam’s Introduction The challenge is part of the Millennium Prize Problems issued by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000 – a list of seven of the most difficult problems facing modern mathematics...
  2. REZcast: Behind the Scenes at the 2015 NAKFI Conference

    In this episode of REZcast we interview xREZ Art + Science Lab members Sam Johnson and I-Chen Yeh on their personal experiences traveling to the 2015 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference in Irvine, California. Their job: to assist Professor Ruth West with exhibiting the immersive art-science installation ATLAS in silico. From preparing the ATLAS system for the conference to on-the-spot troubleshooting with other exhibitors at the event, these two computer science...
  3. REZcast: Eye on the Future: One Developer Who Programs to Make Life Easier

      Thomas reflected on what originally peaked his interest in computer science. As it turns out, sometimes our true calling can be found by stumbling into the right book. While Thomas could not remember the exact age he discovered programming, “around 8 or 9” years old, he does recall that “One day my dad brought home a really old book about computer programming, I think it was in C++ and I just...
  4. Art + Science. Cool! But What is It?

    The intersection of art + science is not a place to which a map can be drawn. Its practitioners won’t give you a neat definition of the field or summarize the nut graph of its literature. They will tell you that it’s not about answering the question, “What is art + science?” It’s about asking it. And then immersing yourself in the virtual space of discovery that follows. Taking notes on the...
  5. Coding: the Creative Medium of Our Time

    Ira Greenberg treats himself like a computer. His is the art + science of using coding as a paintbrush and exploring the iterative process of creation. Working generatively, Ira creates art using code and algorithms that are art themselves. The self-dubbed “coding evangelist” believes that coding is the creative mode of our time. While he has two degrees in painting Greenberg decided he wanted to start working with software for art-making. But he found...
  6. Making Art With A Purpose

      One could argue Janeil Engelstad is all purpose, but that would underrate her contributions to the world.  Janeil is creative, dedicated and deeply caring. She uses art and science everyday to create new networks, care for the environment, help different communities, and create new ways of interacting with the world around us. In 2010 she founded Make Art with Purpose (MAP) as a platform for international artists using art as a tool to...
  7. the Digitization of Nature & Culture

    Ruth West is her own walking, talking art-science experiment. She’s looking for the kind of resonances that shake things up to create new systems of inquiry. “Computation and digitization is, in my opinion, the most important transformation of culture” West says. “We’re digitizing everything. Ourselves, nature, culture.” A decade ago, working in a laboratory by day and a painting studio at night, West decided to bring art+science together into one practice. Now,...

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