KPCC_600AxS Festival is very excited to welcome new presenting partner 89.3 KPCC, who for AxS Festival 2014 | CURIOSITY will be hosting a variety of events exploring the nexus of art and science at the Crawford Family Forum (CFF) in Pasadena.

Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Nikola Tesla… scientists whose curiosity has made manifest in discovery and creativity. Many follow in their footsteps, creating visual artworks, performing music, writing poetry as they search for scientific answers to the riddles of the universe and its rules. But these are two worlds that, on the surface, seem very different and are often portrayed as being at odds. In fact, scientists find inspiration in each field for their work in the other. We explore this unbreakable connection between artistic expression and research in this edition of our NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow series. Be here as series host Mat Kaplan talks with scientists who are also accomplished artists.  We’ll take a look at their work and find out how science informs their art, and how art is reflected in their scientific work.

Mat Kaplan: host of KPCC’s science series, “NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow;” host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society

Daniel Durda Ph.D: senior research scientist in the Department of Space Studies at the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado

Additional guests to be announced

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The event will have a live video stream at the above link on the day of the program. 

Additional KPCC AxS Festival 2014 programs will include an installment of Planetary Radio Live and Community Cinema: ‘MAKERS: Women in space’.