At Pioneer Works we value the cultural impact of scientific thinking, discovery, and irrepressible curiosity. The integration of science is essential for the full expression of a cultural organism. We bring into our community as visiting scholars some of the most influential and creative scientific minds to explore unsolved quandaries. While here, scientists are invited to engage in vivid public conversations. Learn more
Research Roundtable 3:
Ceramic Pit Fire and Raku Workshop
Raku Surfaces and Firing
All Shapes and Sizes: Collaboration for Creative Practice
Red Hook Ecology Roundtable: June
Garden Sensor Workshop
Experimenting with Free Will
Prelude to the Great American Eclipse
Solar Powered Art
Indigo Dye with Bassen Technique
Bring Your Own Dyeable [BYOD]
About the Department
At our science events, the audience can experiment with technical equipment, look through our telescopes with astronomers in the garden, and edit the genome of yeast. We emphasize public engagement while providing a platform for scientific exchanges and scholarly research. Our visiting scientists and the presentation of visionary concepts contribute to a new form of continued education.
We welcome our visiting scholars to be as singularly focused as they need to be on equations, data, observations, and measurements. At Pioneer Works, subjects need not blend, although collaborations and overlaps will undoubtedly erupt spontaneously. The friction between disparate groups and individuals can lead to sparks of inspiration, epiphanies, conflicts, confluences. That is the climate we’re excited to foster here at Pioneer Works—vibrant, energetic, unpredictable.
The science fellowship provides space for professional scientists to collaborate with Director of Sciences Janna Levin on various programs and research initiatives. At this time, fellows are selected by invitation only.
This department is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.