In March 2017, we announced that we are partnering with Pratt Institute, New York to host a residency for up to 15 artist-scientist collaborations to bring transformational experiences to a major art and music festival. After an incredible amount of submissions, we are excited to announce the collaborations that will be developing new forms of interactive installations and live events that mix science with art, music and play.

Guerilla Science at Secret Garden Party.

Introducing our cohort of 2017 ArtSci Festival Residents! 

Producer Jaade Wills and biologist Dezirae PeBenito are teaming up to bring festival-goers the “lube lab,” a workshop exploring chemistry, biology, and sexuality.

Research scientist Sena Koleva and artist Nasimeh B.E. will be designing “bar none,” using the science behind human connection to see just how comfortable people can get with themselves and others in a bar with no alcohol.

Trina Chiasson is a designer who will be running a very special kind of snack bar, where the curious can sample a variety of edible insect experiences.

Artist Thomas Koff will help guests literally see the world in new ways, via goggles that tweak your perception – from “kaleidoscope eyes” to seeing upside-down.

Designers Alex Todaro and Athena Diaconis will be crafting a “dojo for heightened cognitive abilities,” where audiences can work on everything from empathy to communicating without words.

Ian Montgomery, an environmental scientist and designer, will be bringing home-made plastic recycling machines, to transform festival trash into treasure.

Audiences can go fly a kite with designer Mathew Lippincott, all while visualizing the atmosphere and collecting data for NASA.

Artist Sophi Kravitz will be sharing the LoveDome, a cozy structure where guests can literally listen to their heart, measuring their heart rate while hearing it amplified around them.

Amateur archaeologists with get a sense of the field’s future with artist Matthias Neumann and his mobile archaeological stations, that will allow audiences to study and explore festival remains.

Scientist Brett Russell and his team will be introducing a different kind of glow paint to Oregon Eclipse in the form of fluorescent bacteria, for a new kind of experimental art. 


The residency will take place over the next six weeks, beginning June 1st and culminating at Oregon Eclipse, an epic gathering of festival goers from around the world. As part of our National Science Foundation project, together we will be bringing an exciting week packed with science, art, music and play to Oregon in August!

You can read more about our National Science Foundation project on our blog.