I’m pleased to announce the new course Art and Science Immersive Media at MassArt. We are super excited to be working towards a multi-media event at the Boston Museum of Science’s Hayden Planetarium in June. The course is deeply inspired by Nature Science and Art – co-taught for many years by John Holland and Donald Burgy.
Please check out our class blog - massartsci.org | Art and Science Immersive Media @ MassArt – watch us think..
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Friday, September 28: 7:00 p.m.
Albert-László Barabási, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University; Sebastian Seung, PhD, professor of computational neuroscience at MIT and scientific director and founder of WiredDifferently; Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, artist, founder of the Webby Awards, co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; Jack P. Shonkoff, MD, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development; director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
What makes each of us the unique person that we are? Does DNA determine our destiny? In the era of genome projects and brain scans, it’s undeniable that physiological processes shape us. But where do personality, memory, and emotion reside—in the gray matter of our brains? Join us for a mind-expanding inquiry into extraordinary aspects of human biology and the profound influence of environment, experience, and culture.
Admission is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
Sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:
Modern science has demonstrated remarkable and unlikely connections between seemingly disparate phenomena and ideas. The notion that everything is connected—found in ancient manuscripts and the most cutting-edge science—is intuitive and yet utterly mindbending. Join us in connecting the dots—between food, art, human behavior, and the sciences.
We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit mos.org/events.
Must attend one of these one day. Here is info about the next one:
Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) at the D.C. Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, the discussion’s theme is Brain Science and the Cyborg: Fact, History, and Possibilities. This series is organized in collaboration with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. This event is organized in collaboration with The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences.
5:30 to 6:00 p.m.Check in
6:00 to 6:10 p.m.Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the
intersections of art and science will have 30seconds to share their work. Please present yourwork as a teaser so that those who are interestedcan seek you out during social time followingthe event.
6:10 to 7:10 p.m.Panelists’ presentations (15 minutes each)
Gary Carrion-Murayari, co-curator of Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, NYC
James Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist,
Director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies,
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA
Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, musician, photographer, postdoc fellow, Johns Hopkins University and adjunct faculty, Visual Cognitive Neuroscience,
Maryland Institute College of Art, Information Visualization, Baltimore
Jonathan Peck, futurist and director, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA
7:10 to 7:45 p.m. Discussion
7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Reception
interesting questions all but i think it’s far simpler than any of these, and also the oldest question around. How can humans of different religions, races, economic access, intelligence, and ability live together in peace on a planet with limited resources? That’s what i want to know. It is essentially a topic of art and science. We need both to answer the question.
Living Light: The Art & Science of Bioluminescence
An evening of ideas and performance at Harvard University to highlight the beauty and importance of bioluminescence, and address the critical need for ocean conservation
Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 pm
Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic; J. Woodland “Woody” Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf, Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University; Aqua Borealis, a performance by Kristin McArdle Dance Company
Science: Prof. J. Woodland Hastings, a pioneer researcher in the world of bioluminescence and circadian biology, looks at how marine organisms like dinoflagellates, jellies, and bacteria produce biological light.
Art: KMD performs Aqua Borealis, a dance of traveling biolumes, rainbowed sculpture and liquid-light, inspired by deep-sea exploration and marine organisms that use light and movement to communicate in the ocean.
Passion: Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 60 ocean expeditions worldwide culminating in over 7,000 hours underwater. Named by Time Magazine as the first “Hero for the Planet,” she received a TED award in 2009 and launched the Mission Blue Foundation, which aims to establish marine protected areas around the globe.
Harvard Science Center, Hall B, One Oxford Street, Cambridge MA
Free and open to the public ($5 – $10 suggested donation). Seating is general admission on a first-arrival basis. Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Parking Garage.
Living Light: The Art & Science of Bioluminescence is cosponsored by Harvard Summer School, The Friends of the Farlow, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, Pleiades Network, and W2O.
July 31, Living Light: The Art & Science of Bioluminescence, with Sylvia Earle, Woody Hastings, and Aqua Borealis, a performance by Kristin McArdle Dance Company
A very Harvardy Art and Science installation….
Science & the Arts presents programs in theatre, art, music, dance and film that bridge the worlds of art and science. Since 2001 we have presented public events ranging from conferences and concerts to science demonstrations on the streets of New York.
All events are held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York unless otherwise noted.
Lynn Margulis, one of our greatest biologists and evolutionary theorists, died this week in Amherst at the age of 73.
Everyone at Nature and Inquiry has been influenced by her profound ideas, especially her research involved with microbiology and symbiosis.
She has been an inspiration and will be greatly missed.