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

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.