The 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2-5 August, 2016, Imperial College London First Step in an Academic Exchange http://thesocialsciences.com/2016-conference Title: Transdisciplinarity in Action: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities A University of Massachusetts Boston Interdisciplinary Panel Participants: Organizer & Convening Chair: Kenneth L. Campbell, Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston Panel: Arthur Eisenkraft, Distinguished Professor of Science Education, University of Massachusetts Boston Margaret Hart, Chair and Associate Professor of Art, University of Massachusetts Boston S. Maria Sonin, Events Director, Compliance Week, Boston Kenneth L. Campbell, Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston Interdisciplinary Collaboration: 3 Approaches in the Arts Contemporary art embraces notions of interdisciplinary research and practice. Through collaboration with specialists in other areas, such as scientists, anthropologists, and others, artists give a visual expression to complex ideas. It is in this collaborative process that new ideas and new ways to think about the material are discovered by all involved. The artists presented Todd Pavlisko, Deborah Carruthers and Deborah Robinson, all work with others to question particular issues, solve problems and ultimately create creative content. Their artworks can be seen as the resulting documentation of their collaborative interdisciplinary practices.