CONTRIBUTORS Conrad Shawcross Matthew Watkins got it! In 2010, a residency project brought together artist Conrad Shawcross and mathematician Matthew Watkins, to reflect on the ways in which artists use (or misuse) scientific and mathematical concepts. Navigating a route that tacked between formalism and natural language, experts and laymen, quantity and quality, poetics and mechanics, the two participants gradually forged a shared discourse where the concerns of the artist and those of the mathematician could find a common ground. The project ended with their joint creation of an assemblage that was neither (or both) an artwork and a mathematical model. Secrets of Creation documents this fascinating meeting of worlds, presenting both the week’s discussions and debates, and the project upon which Shawcross and Watkins subsequently embarked.