Xperiment is a collective of scientists and artists interested in leveraging exploring and understanding our world. We explore cancer, the microbiome, cooperation, kombucha, the origins of multicellular life and the nature of sociality through sci-art.
A new kind of experiment at the nexus of art and science.
Science to measure, explore, and generate new hypotheses
Art to visualize, reconceptualize and re-see the world
Xperiment to understand the nature of life, the reasons for death, and what it means to be human
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Sculpture explores the nature of cancer
ASU mixed media ceramics professor Susan Beiner is in residence in the Aktipis & Maley labs, as well as the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center exploring the nature of cancer and developing plans for a ceramics creation that will illustrate the invasive and metastatic nature of cancer through the 3-dimensional affordances of sculpture. When complete, this sculpture will be installed in the ASU Memorial Union.
Digital visualization of cancer pushes boundaries
Vicky Isley and Paul Smith of Boredom Research are in residence with the Aktipis & Maley labs, as well as the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center to create a digital visualization of cancer. This work will be shown at the CDC Gallery in Washington D.C., The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, The St. Joseph Medical Facility in Phoenix, and the ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University.
Endless forms most beautiful
Next to the new Biodesign C building you'll find a unique and beautiful garden featuring cancerous cacti. These cacti have cancer-like growths called crests or fasciations. Read more about the "Endless forms most beautiful" garden here.
On Spec Salon
Old school. New rules.
On Spec is a monthly collaborative art-science salon sponsored by Xperiment. Anything can happen.
An Artist in Scienceland.
Who are we anyway?
We are a collection of several hundred trillion human and microbial cells interacting within a semi-structured metapopulation in and around the campus of Arizona State University. Xperiment is affiliated with the Cooperation and Conflict Lab (Aktipis Lab) and the Cancer Evolution Lab (Maley lab) at ASU. It is co-Directed by Pamela Winfrey and Athena Aktipis.
An average girl from Iowa walks away from her hunter/ gatherer existence. She encounters destabilized scientists, economic disasters, sick babies, and artists with guns and lands, slightly tottering, in a tribe of rarified characters.
When a high-stakes genetic hybridization experiment between an artist and biochemist gives rise to a misfit child living in her own alternate universe, she must set off an lifetime journey to discover the fundamental landscape of cooperation and conflict so that she can return to the world of the living. But she faces an impossible choice: How can she turn her back on the undead in order to join conventional society?