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ENCIRCLING THE WORLD:
CONTEMPORARY ART, SCIENCE, AND THE SUBLIME
Sep 19 – Dec 3, 2016
Pablo Carlos Budassi
Julie Martini ’03
Nathalie Miebach ’06
Mary Bates Neubauer
Ariana Page Russell
I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein
This multidisciplinary exhibition features international artists whose work is rooted in scientific inquiry. Their compelling visualizations of complex datasets and natural phenomena make the unseen visible, whether sound or brain waves, magnetic fields, microscopic cells, or the entirety of the known universe. While artists and scientists both use observation, investigation, and creativity as core tools for their practice, these artists have invented novel ways to translate and materialize scientific knowledge into aesthetically captivating artworks. Playing in the realm of experience beyond the measurable – the sublime – they remind us that we can imagine far more than we can ever know.
Free public reception: Monday, September 19, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Curated by Darci Hanna
Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
January 28th, 2014 § § permalink
The Art of Astrophysics.
Astrophysicists try to share the mysteries of the Universe around us in a clear and understandable fashion, but we don’t always succeed. It’s a hard challenge – the wonders of the Solar System, the Galaxy, and the ever expanding Cosmos demand more of our imaginations than can be captured by numbers in a table or terms in an equation. However, a work of art can uniquely inspire us to look closely, to dream freely, to understand openly – anything from the smallest curiosity to the biggest discovery.
So, we’re asking members of the MIT community to create works of art that help us visualize our Universe and how we observe it. Whether you’re a photographer or a poet, a crafter or a coder, a musician or a moviemaker, we want you to use your talents and creativity to illuminate the beauty of astrophysical results. Please consider participating in this year’s Art of Astrophysicscompetition during MIT’s 2014 Independent Activities Period (IAP), sponsored by the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
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July 17th, 2012 § § permalink
Living Light: The Art & Science of Bioluminescence
An evening of ideas and performance at Harvard University to highlight the beauty and importance of bioluminescence, order and address the critical need for ocean conservation
Tuesday, story July 31, this web 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
Lectures + special events - Harvard Museum of Natural History.
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Science & The Arts at CUNY Graduate Center.
Science & the Arts presents programs in theatre, decease art, sales 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.
June 17th, 2011 § § permalink
‘What do you love about the ocean?’ ‘There is some kind of music that lives there’ — late-stage Alzheimer’s patient
The ocean is Nature’s artwork. It provides us with a full sensory experience in 3D, total surround sound, and a varied array of olfactory and tactile delights.
When we compare the experience of reading literature and poetry, listening to great music, visiting a museum, going to the theatre, opera, or ballet with the effect that the ocean has upon us, the similarities are striking.
The ocean awakens and keeps alive in us the sublime order and elegance of Nature. The profound experience it brings resonates with us, because we too are Nature.
View Text: The Sea Within Us
May 23rd, 2011 § § permalink
Reminder – science cafe tomorrow night!
What: Cafe Sci Boston
When: Monday, viagra buy May 23, mind 2011. Doors at 6:30pm. Conversation starts at 7pm.
Topic: Are We Alone?
Where: Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Who: NOVA/WGBH and the Kepler Mission
Find them before they find us. Since March 2009 when the Kepler mission was launched, NASA has been collecting information about habitable planets. The first report came out in February 2011. How many habitable planets did the mission find so far?
This is your chance to talk with two colleagues from the Kepler Mission, Natalie Batalha and Jon Jenkins, to answer the question that we all wonder about: are we alone?
Join us to find out while having some great drinks and food!
Find us on Twitter: CafeSciBoston.
Find us on Facebook: sciencecafes.org.
If you have any questions, please email me directly. Hope to see you there!
NOVA and Science Cafes, Outreach Coordinator
1 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135
Office:  300-4316
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Bizarre Animals 2.0!
FRIDAY, thumb APRIL 8, prostate ONGOING 7:00 – 9:30 PM
On the evening of April 8, medications the Harvard Museum of Natural History will present a special evening of performance, multimedia, and art installations throughout its historic galleries. For two and half hours, 15 artists from across the country will transform the museum into laboratory, library, exploratorium, and stage. Through thoughtful interventions and captivating experiments, viewers will experience new ways to engage with the museum’s spaces, its collections, and its history.
Participating artists include: Terah Maher, Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard in collaboration with filmmakerMichael Langan; Norah Solorzano Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard; Kera Lagios, Cambridge-based architect and lighting designer; New York-based poet Jen Bervin, working in collaboration with Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room; Darina Zlateva and Takuma Ono, Video artists and faculty in Landscape Architecture at RISD;Brigid Boyle, GSD ’09 and Chicago-based artist; Lizzie Rose, Harvard College, ‘09, Christa Hartsock Harvard College, ‘10 and Jim FingalHarvard College, ‘10. Additional installations and performances by Bea Camacho, Julia Rooney, Ellen Rogers, Hannah Verlin, Yuanjian Luo,and Nancy Webber
With musical performances by The Hind Legs and Duck That.
The events are curated by Lisa Haber-Thomson (Harvard College ’02, Harvard GSD, ’10) and Tom Scanlon, from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
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You are invited!
This Thursday at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Studio for Interrelated Media’s Major Studio, Margaret Livingstone will speak at 1:45!
She is a neurologist and the author of Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing http://neuro.med.harvard.edu/faculty/livingstone.html
Margaret Livingstone bio at the Neurobiology Department at Harvard Medical School.
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For more info email nita at artscience dot org