James Drake's "Time to Time" (charcoal, pencil and ink) juxtaposes anatomy, architecture and mathematics.

A lengthy article in Newsweek magazine features the recent, and unusual, Santa Fe Institute-Lannan Foundation event in Santa Fe during which art, music, math, and science collided in an extravaganza of creativity and intellectualism.

The August 5 event was anchored by a conversation between SFI President David Krakauer and visual artist James Drake about Drake's work. Narrative from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s yet-to-be-published novel The Passenger was interspersed throughout the conversation, read by Krakauer and dramatist Caitlin McShea and accompanied by an original musical score composed by McCarthy's son, John Francis McCarthy.

"Krakauer saw an 'unbelievable resemblance' between Drake's drawings and the themes of McCarthy’s recent work — such as madness, genius and mathematical truth," wrote Newsweek's Jack Martinez. "SFI, a network of researchers studying complexity through science and mathematics, was the perfect vehicle to present the works of both artists in a single setting."

 Read the article in Newsweek (August 15, 2015)