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The Third Kind


Blog by trainee Rita Blaik (PI Prof. Bruce Dunn) on the ‘third culture’. Rita’s specialization is in biomaterials and is currently researching enzymatic biofuel cells. She is interesting in science writing and has strong passions for outreach, particularly to high schools, and for collaborations between art and science through Art|Sci at UCLA.

“The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are.” – John Brockman, The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution