Catalyst Conversations, launched in October 2012, presents artists whose work resonates with science and technology. We are interested in connecting art and science through programs involving artists presenting to the science and technology community, as well as public events – which demonstrate the conversation between, and the ways that art and science + technology connect.

We want to extend a special thanks to the Broad Institute for hosting us and most recently to the List Visual Arts Center for doing the same. We want to acknowledge the Cambridge Arts Council, our founding partner, fiscal agent and funder and the Catalyst Conversations advisory board for their advice, connections, funding and feedback. We extend thanks to our volunteers for their time and generosity both behind the scenes and at our events.

Catalyst Cadre 

Deborah Davidson, Founder & Director
Molly Akin, Assistant Director
Jaclyn Tyler Poeschl, PR and Special Projects


Patty Rosenblatt
Claudia Fiks
Meaghan Hepp
Michael Peterson
Shelby Feltoon

Advisory Board

Clara Wainwright
Textile artist, public celebration artist, founder of First Night

Donald Rubin
John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics, Harvard University

George Fifield
Director Boston Cyberarts, Inc

Lori Damon
Art Advisor

Dr. Daniel C. Shannon
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Health Science

Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences

Jason Weeks
Executive Director, Cambridge Arts Council

Lisa Monrose
Producer/Program Manager, Lectures and Special Programs

Museum of Science, Boston

Eli Kintisch
2011-13 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT
Contributing correspondent, Science magazine

Heidi Kayser
Artist-Researcher at UC San Diego

Founder of Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media

Stella Aguirre McGregor
Founder + Director, The Urbano Project

Judith Barry
Director|Professor MFA in Visual Arts

Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

John Robert Durant
Director, MIT Museum

Carrie Fitzsimmons
Executive Director for ArtScience Labs

Founding Director of the ArtScience Prize