Art-science collaborations: Generators of new ideas and serendipitous events

Liat Segal, Yasmine Meroz

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An increasing number of collaborative projects between artists and scientists raises the question regarding their value, particularly when considering the redirection of resources. Here we provide a personal account of our collaborative efforts, as an artist and a scientist. We propose that one of the most significant outcomes is something that cannot be planned for in advance: serendipitous events. Such events lead to fresh perspectives and imaginative ideas, the fairy dust underlying many great works of art and science. The unexpected nature of these desired outcomes requires from us a leap of faith on the one hand, and a deep trust in our 'partner in crime' on the other.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere9
JournalQuantitative Plant Biology
StatePublished - 4 Aug 2023


  • art
  • collaboration
  • elastocapillary
  • micro-gravity
  • phototropism

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


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