Synergy – An experiment in communicating science through art – In conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Synergy is bringing together teams of artists and scientists to create interpretive work based on cutting edge ideas in modern oceanography. Each artist will be paired with an oceanographer that piques their interest. Through meetings and conversation, artists will learn about the purpose, motivation or central question of the research which they will interpret through art.
Synergy was looking for a simple image that concisely conveys how this program fuses art with science and uses art as a voice for science. They liked the almost yin-yang element plus a wave image. MIT, WHOI, MassArt and the Museum of Science are being part of this exhibition.
Below are some of the icons I started with.