Science and art often seem to develop in separate silos, but many thinkers are inspired by both. Novelist Cormac McCarthy, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and physicist Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art and Herzog’s new film on the earliest known cave paintings.
Cormac McCarthy is author of The Road (Knopf, 2006) and All the Pretty Horses (Knopf, 1992). He is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Werner Herzog is the director of Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). He is based in Los Angeles, California.
Lawrence Krauss is director and foundation professor at The ASU Origins Project at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He is the author of Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science (W.W. Norton and Company, 2011).