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Science Is Culture, Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo, and work by artist Antonio Martorell

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Tempestt Hazel, Sixty Inches From Center cofounder and curator, is eavesdropping on:

Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society I revel in the experience of listening in on the meeting of brilliant minds. Whether it is an impromptu musical session between friends or candid conversations between art historians and legendary artists, there is something beautiful that happens during these exchanges. They never fail to leave me inspired and a little closer to understanding myself, my affinity to art, and my connection to other people.

When I came across the book Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society, edited by Adam Bly, it not only nourished my love of being a silent witness to fascinating discussions, but it also played to my interest in the space where art and science feed off of one another. It is a series of 22 conversations between creative thinkers of the 21st century. "On Dreams," the one between filmmaker Michel Gondry and psychologist Robert Stickgold, is a personal favorite. But there are so many others worth reading.

If only I could find a book of conversations between people like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, Octavia Butler and Noah Purifoy, or David Hammons and perhaps Maurizio Cattelan—then I'd really be in heaven!


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