Dr. Mika Tosca, 36, a climate scientist and assistant professor at the School Art Institute of Chicago, believes a certain step, if not process, is missing from the scientific method: a lack of human engagement. Of all subjects and their relation to science, art is what she accredits to allowing her to explore ways to better produce scientific knowledge.
"It's [the scientific method] a lot of solo scientific work, whereas artists and designers start a lot of projects by talking to people," Tosca told AccuWeather in an interview. Her theory is if scientists could adopt this process and think about the ways in which designers and artists create, perhaps scientists could find solutions to long-enduring questions.
For Tosca, one of those questions is how to address climate change.
The answer, she theorizes, may intersect with other movements for change.