Pamela Winfrey

Scientific Research Curator
Biodesign BSS

Location: TEMPE

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BA in Theater from Macalester College in St Paul Minn.

MA in Interdisciplinary Arts San Francisco State

MFA Screenwriting, Stephens College

Research Interests

I am interested in interdisciplinary artforms. I am particularly interested in the art/science continuum and find that different kinds of minds which meet to explore a common topic frequently come up with interesting ways to solve intractible problems. 


Pamela Winfrey is currently the Scientific Research Curator for two labs within Biodesign -- Carlo Maley's evolution of cancer lab and Athena Aktipis' cooperation and conflict lab. She is an emeritus at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, served as the lead curatorial consultant for the emerging artforms category at Creative Capital, and represented the United States on the interactive arts panel at Ars Electronica in Linz. She is also a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She recently received a commission to write a book on Palladio, a book on Marconi is in final edits,  and she is a recipient of a Sloan grant for playwriting. She has curated a wide variety of exhibitions including "The Changing Face of What is Normal", Cognitive Technologies (BCI- Brain computer interface), the West Gallery ( a gallery at the Exploratorium that explores human phenomena), 2nd Skin (analog and digtial clothing) and many other performance and visual arts based exhibitions and events.