The California NanoSystems Institute is the leading research institute in the field of nanotechnology. It is a place where researchers come to pioneer the human race's understanding of things very small. However, it is not, and should not be, an ivory tower. The research being done here will have a fundamental impact on the lives of people everywhere in the world.
In recognition, I propose a permanent installation that will serve as a constant reminder of the needs of those outside the institute.
The Ear of Dionysus