“The transition from a paradigm in crisis to a new one… is a reconstruction of the field from new fundamentals, a reconstruction that changes some of the field’s most elementary theoretical generalizations as well as many of its paradigm methods and applications.”
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1962
Not Just Talk
Arc is about real talk – edgy, disruption, inspiring, and galvanizing. But it’s also about taking action: to establish programs that support and aggressively push the fusion agenda. This will include support for white papers, academic projects, and initiatives, plus a program of acknowledging and backing entrepreneurial efforts through prizes, grants, and other support mechanisms.
Arc will also engage audiences with visual arts, film, tech demos, and field trips. And Arc will ask attendees to commit to action agendas developed by speakers and participants.
Featured Action Program
Arc will be supporting academic efforts like the Personalized Health Project, which generated this 81-page white paper and study, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
THE PERSONALIZED HEALTH PROJECT
Identifying the gaps between discovery and application in the life sciences, and proposed solutions
By David Ewing Duncan with Frank L. Douglas, MD, PhD; Linda K. Molnar, PhD; and Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD
Visit the Personalized Health Project Website.
With input and advice form a 37-person expert panel.
Watch the video of the Personalized Health Project Summit (Agenda), held at the University of California at San Francisco, featuring Anthony Atala, George Church, Lee Hood, Sir Richard Feachem, Jamie Heywood, Dean Ornish, David Agus, Brook Byers, Tiffany Shlain (showing a clip from her film: “Connected”), and much more.