One of the most exciting moments was the lecture of the very creative Joe Davis in the planetarium.
It is hard to describe Joe Davis. Briefly: this is the pinnacle of a person who is dealing with several lives in parallel. To be succinct, he is a research affiliate in the Department of Biology at MIT
, and in the George Church Laboratory at Harvard Medical School
. His research and art includes work in the fields of molecular biology, bioinformatics, "space art", and sculpture, using media including centrifuges, radios, prosthetics, magnetic fields, and genetic material. Joe believes that creativity and craziness are closely linked. While spreading a more general message about the importance of art in the scientific laboratory, he spreads a more personal message about having the strength to explore ours ideas despite external pressures. Indeed, his pride is to be now able to publish and be cited in scientific papers while doing his free art.