Taney Roniger/ I think it’s significant that many of the posts so far have taken on the issue of sci-art’s audience. This is so very important, and it’s one of the reasons I’m interested in the genre to begin with. Above all, I see the growing sci-art movement as an earnest and impassioned attempt on the part of art to achieve greater cultural authority in these urgent times. And I agree with Stephen that if it’s to be taken seriously, sci-art needs to stop presenting itself as a mere novelty. The question that comes to my mind is: If our aim is to reach beyond the ivory towers of academia and the narrow confines of the art world proper, how can we expect a nuanced and meaningful reception when the vast majority of the public is ignorant of art? Daniel, you say: “If art can potentially expand its audience through some sort of interaction with the juggernaut of science, it is a bet worth taking.” But as it happens, art and science are two of the most inscrutable disciplines, not just to each other but to the culture at large! Put them together and you get inscrutability squared. It’s a bit of a funny partnership, if you think of it that way.