Dr. Arthur P. Molella is a writer, curator, and the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Director of The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The Center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people. http://invention.smithsonian.org/video He co-curated the international exhibition, "Nobel Voices" (2001-2008), a celebration of the centenary of the Nobel Prize.
Mysteries in Science
11th International Digital Print Open Competition/Exhibition
to be held at the New York Hall of Science
October 3, 2009 – January 31, 2010
Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
Additionally, Dr. Molella's writings have included:
Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century, a book about how techno-cities mirror society's understanding of current technologies and, at the same time, seek to regain the lost virtues of the edenic pre-industrial village, (MIT Press, 2008);
he co-edited the book, Inventing for the Environment, essays by historians and practitioners on how invention can benefit the environment; (MIT Press, 2005);
and also co-authored the book, Scientist in American Life: The Essays and Lectures of Joseph Henry, Henry (1797-1878) was considered one of the greatest American scientists since Benjamin Franklin, (The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981).
His journal articles include:
"Science Moderne: Sigfried Giedion's Space, Time and Architecture and Mechanization Takes Command," Giedion (1888-1968) was a Swiss art historian who pioneered the history of technology while helping bring forth modernity, born of the convergence of revolutionary transformations in science, technology, and the arts; (The Technology and Culture Journal - Volume 43, Number 2, April 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press);
and "The Longue Duree of Abbott Payson Usher," about a man driven by a "material sense of things" and by ideas from contemporary revolutions in relativity, quantum theory, and Gestalt psychology, theories asserting a new more intimate relationship between humans and the cosmos; (The Technology and Culture Journal - Volume 46, Number 4, October 2005 by Johns Hopkins University Press).
Cynthia Pannucci is an artist, curator, and founding Director of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). Highlights from her artistic career include: recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; exhibited at The American Craft Museum and Cooper-Hewitt museums in New York City; and received commissions from The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT; The Staten Island Children's Museum, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC, as well as private and corporate clients.
In 1988, she founded Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), an international nonprofit organization based in New York City. Under her leadership and artistic direction, ASCI was instrumental in reinvigorating the "art & technology" field in the United States during the 1990's; helped coalesce the international "art-science" field through the production of four, seminal ArtSci international symposia between 1998-2002; nurtured the digital print medium via symposia and exhibitions; and she edits and produces the ASCI eBulletin, the most comprehensive online information tool for the global art-sci-tech field. In 2007, she organized and produced "Fishes Feed Us," an international, environmental youth project that culminated in a performance on the United Nations Plaza for their World Environment Day on June 5, 2007. Currently she isorganizing an immersive, multi-media exhibition project called Beneath-The-SEE for a museum in New York.