James Crutchfield and Asa Calow awarded grant by the National Academis of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative – a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – announced today the recipients of 11 grants awarded to support interdisciplinary projects related to art and science, engineering, and medicine frontier collaborations, the subject of the 13th annual Futures conference, held last November.

The grant was awarded to James Crutchfield and Asa Calow to create "The Institute of Unknown Purpose" – The award, totaling $100,000 aims to create an unconventional bricks-and-mortar institution that embraces playful experimentation, a sense of mystery, and an exploration of the relationship between science fiction and cutting edge science fact. The Institute of Unknown Purpose will engage audiences in new ways to make tangible the wonders of modern science.

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