Jeanne Brasile/ I think art and science both have much to offer one another. One example that resonated with me recently was how scientists and engineers at MIT are using origami to overcome the difficulties of space travel – specifically using designs for solar arrays based on intricate folds to maximize energy use. Similarly, physicist Robert J. Lang is also an origami master who similarly employs the use of folding to solve complex engineering problems at NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory. I see that the future is not necessarily about a convergence of art and science, but how art and science can be used cooperatively to overcome challenges in both fields. It is in the area of innovation – the ability to think, see and tap into knowledge outside your area of expertise – that will enable us to make gains beyond that which can be approached by working within the limited parameters of a single discipline. Nature is infinitely interdisciplinary and as we work on more complex problems, we need to emulate nature’s multifarious characteristics to form appropriate solutions.