Creative Voices Roundtable: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Thursday, July 12th  – 10am – 2pm at the Lannan Foundation Meeting House

The Creative Voices Roundtables take a deep dive into topics and issues leveraging the power of the arts to reframe the way we discuss, think about, and tackle challenging issues. The goal of this roundtable was to launch the Bulletin’s new Arts Science Initiative.  The Bulletin has been bringing together science leaders, policy makers, and the interested public on the world’s existential challenges for over 70 years. It attracts an audience of over 200,000 to its website each month, with half coming from outside the United States and half younger than 35 (70% younger than 45).

The goal of the Arts Science Initiative is to create a powerful platform through which members of the artistic community can present their work, interact with scientists, and develop new ideas at the intersection of art and science.  Most importantly, this project engages new audiences committed to solving the globe’s most pressing security challenges including: nuclear risk, climate change, disruptive technologies (such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, and synthetic biology that enables gene editing or that can cause pandemics).     

This roundtable included Rachel Bronson (Executive Director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists), Laura Steward, Thomas Ashcraft, Erika Wanenmacher, Eliza Naranjo Morris, Judy Tuwalletstiwa, and Lauren Tresp.