Blurring the Lines: The Institute of the Arts and Sciences promises to explore unexpected convergences, provocative subjects

The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping, and Territory, Sesnon Gallery
The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping, and Territory, Sesnon Gallery
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ever since it opened its doors in 1965, UC Santa Cruz has been a place where seemingly different areas of study can "talk" to each other across the lines, much to the benefit of students and professors alike.

This is a place to explore unexpected convergences between, say, visual arts and astrophysics, and computer games and climatology.

And now, the campus is about to take this kind of dialogue to a whole new level. Planning is underway for the state-of-the-art institute—part museum, part teaching/research facility, performance center, and meeting space, complete with study areas, a café, and the kind of jaw-dropping Monterey Bay views that could make it hard to focus on your lunch.