Detail of artwork by graffiti artist and society member Joerael Elliott
Overview

The Broken Symmetry Society embraces Santa Fe’s rich culture by engaging with artists, writers, poets, musicians, and other creative thinkers.

Recognizing that creative, curious individuals have always looked to the Institute for inspiration and intellectual stimulation, the Society formalizes those relationships. Discussions, talks, and onsite art exhibitions augment SFI’s creative environment in which our scientists’ ideas and collaborations emerge.

In February 2016, half a dozen select artists—called “orthogonals” for their perspectives that come from all angles—gathered for the first Broken Symmetry Society meeting at SFI, which featured a talk by Santa Fe artist James Drake. He postulated that “both science and art are attempts to describe the universe.”  

We proceed from there.

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