Don Foresta is an artist, researcher and educator in art and science and art and technology with a long history of art and the network. He created the MARCEL network for artistic collaboration in 2000, http://www.mmmarcel.org/, and is currently its international coordinator. He and several partners in France and elsewhere are currently building the MARCEL Art Platform, mmmap, a multi-point creative online tool for artistic collaboration and research on the network as an artistic space, https://www.map-marcel.fr/doku.php. The long-term effort is to create a part of the high bandwidth network as a public good for culture; art, science, research and education.

Foresta is also part of a “Groupe de réflexion” on man and nature at the Collège de France, an art and science group probing the changes taking place today from many disciplinary directions. A book is in preparation for 2022. That effort is one among many promoting collaboration between art and science and cross-disciplinary approaches to a better understanding our place in a changing world.