|Installation view of NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology. Photo by Johnna Arnold.|
This openness to innovation blossomed in the twentieth century when Jews came to dominate physics in particular. In fact, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld, a Jewish scientist, first patented the transistor in 1930. While industry did not pick up on this breakthrough until after WWII, Lilienfeld’s work did eventually lead to the entire Silicon Valley phenomenon, and indirectly to the subject of this exhibition: art and digital programming.
|NEAT artists From left to right: Alan Rath, Mary Franck, Scott Snibbe, Paul DeMarinis, |
Vishal K. Dar, Jim Campbell, Renny Pritikin, Gabriel Dunne, Paolo Salvagione, Micah Elizabeth Scott,
and Camille Utterback. Photo by Gary Sexton Photography.
 Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, Huff Post Blog, "Why Judaism Embraces Science", June 20, 2011
 By one estimate, 15 of the 25 most important physicists of the twentieth twentieth century were Jewish, including Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Max Born.