Two Lenses: Communicating Science
Hosted by Catalyst Conversations in partnership with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Catalyst Conversations was founded in late 2012 to open a critical path for dialogue between the arts and sciences. We present artists from many disciplines whose work resonates with science. For HUBweek 2017 we are partnering with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the third time to present a public conversation with artist Maria Peñil and microbiologist Mehmet Berkmen of Bacterial Art, and science photographer Felice Frankel. The conversation will focus on communicating science, visually and otherwise.
There will be an engaging experience for the audience that will continue during the reception following the talk. Pier Gustafson, a renowned Somerville artist, will be featured in a participatory Twitter and drawing project in response to Two Lenses: Communicating Science. Audience members will be encouraged to tweet during the conversation using our hashtag – words or short phrases inspired by the speakers. The artist will not be experiencing the talk directly, but will be reading the tweets. Pier will “respond” to tweets by sketching in real time, and create short drawing movies from his sketches as a way of illustrating the ideas. The resulting movies will be projected on a loop during the reception, for the delight and edification of all!