Redshift Productions Founder Megan Halpern explored how art is created from the collaboration between pairs of scientists and artists, and how they can work together to come up with creative ways to communicate with the public. Featured in this panel/performance were: James Spitznagel, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Trisha Smrecak, Spencer Topel, Holly Menninger, James Sethna, Nicholas Knouf, Itai Cohen, and Maren Waldman.
Halpern is the co-founder of Redshift Productions and the co-producer and lyricist for Galileo and Elements. She received her B.A. in painting from Smith College in 1997. Megan has been a scenic artist for Madison Square Garden, Second Stage Theatre, the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Atlantic Scenic Studios. She has designed scenery for Stages of Learning (formerly Chekhov Theatre Ensemble), where her design for King Lear earned her an OOBR Award; and for Forbidden Broadway's Twentieth Anniversary Production.
The event was held on January 24, 2009 in Statler Hall and was part of the annual Light in Winter Festival of Science and the Arts, which some 6,000 people attended. Cornell has been one of its sponsors since the festival began six years ago.