So Close I Can Almost Taste It: Transitory Models and Objects

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Yale Quantum Institute Seminar Room See map
17 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT
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How do we visualize the complex and intangible forces which surround us? It turns out to be surprisingly difficult without employing a range of similes, resemblances, and metaphors.  Unlike science, art offers ways of looking at problems that are wobbly and uncertain, neatly sidestepping the need for rigorous quantification or stabilization. Ordinary things can stand in for the rare, the speculative or the impossible to glimpse, events can be collapsed and condensed into layered images. Our guest offers a brief overview of my practice to date, outlining the ways in which the history of science, human knowledge and our changing understanding of the universe unfold in my work through the mediums of paper, ink, and the odd bit of yarn.