04/08/2011

Connecting Science and Art

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.

Segment Guests

Cormac McCarthy

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

Werner Herzog is the director of Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). He is based in Los Angeles, California.

Lawrence Krauss

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).

Meet the Producer

About Katherine Wells

Katherine Wells is producer of The Adaptors podcast.