21st Century Renaissance

21st Century Renaissance

Taking cues from the European Renaissance, which emerged from the Dark Ages amidst plagues, trade, and wars, we fancy a new renaissance in the context of the 21st century, as we confront a potent mix of humanity-level existential challenges. What might enable a desperately-needed renewal, and catalyze a profound transformation? What lessons can we learn from history? How can we shape the future for better trajectories? How will the changing world order hasten or hinder such trajectories? What inspirations can be drawn for personal renewal, whether or not a large-scale societal renaissance materializes?


June 2, 2023 50 mins

Discussion on Rebecca Kamen's ArtScience career, continued: how a visit to China influenced her trajectory and how her art practice inspires scientists. The creative processes of art and science, the power of curiosity for both, and the aesthetics of science. Her new research connecting science and cultural forms and her view on new technologies such as AI and VR. In addition, her reflections on her career journey, the ingredients ...

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Following a special presentation from Prof. Rebecca Kamen with an overview of her ArtScience practice, we discuss in-depth her artworks bridging diverse scientific fields - anywhere from the "macro" of astrophysics and solar corona to the "micro" of neurons and coronavirus. She also tells her personal stories of turning disadvantages and crises such as dyslexia and brain tumor into learning opportunities and creative ...

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Enchroma inventor’s journey as an artist, scientist, then serial entrepreneur, where perseverance interplayed with serendipity. The art and science of color vision, the history of glass and the lens technology enriching people’s sensory experience and changing their lives. The philosophy of perception and paradox of color psychology. A candid reflection on entrepreneurship, and a humble introspection on what the Color Deficient can...

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Why aesthetic intelligence is important for nearly every company regardless of industry, and why it matters to individuals both personally and professionally. A new digital divide and its implications on our senses and on business strategy. 

Pauline impresses with her wealth of knowledge and experience, a reflective view of luxury, fashion and business in general, as well as life wisdom and her unique self, which she’s never afraid...

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