VASST.info invites you to join us in a series of lectures hosted by both Breadboard & little berlin through out the month of May, 2011. The lectures pair scientists with an artist project in VASST.info that relates to their own research. There will also be two artist talks featured in our lecture schedule. Below are listed the dates, times, places and scientists invited to lecture.
Lectures at little berlin will take place Tuesdays in May, 7pm
2026 Hagert St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19125
May 10th, Allen Crawford aka Lord Whimsy, lecture relating to agriculture in Philadelphia in relation to Jake Kehs experiment using local plants to create ink.
May 17th, Benjamin Warfield from Thomas Jefferson University’s, Light Research Program, will lecture on the nature of space simulation & reflections of light effect on human psychosis in relation to Kristen Neville’s black hole installation.
Lectures at Breadboard will take place Wednesdays in May, 6pm
3711 Market Street, ground floor
Philadelphia PA 19104
May 11th, Camille McQuillan will be giving a lecture on bioethics, extending the conversation on April Aguillard and Angela McQuillan’s study of zebra fish.
May 18th, Jae-Won Shin is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of Pennsylvania, Lecture on cellular diversity in relation to Lisa Murch’s study with bio-diversity.
May 25th, Artist, Ron Klein will present a travelogue, the Amazon and Burma as it relates to his artwork and interest in indigenous culture CANCELED
Closing Reception/Artist Talk
May 28th, 7pm at little berlin
Artist Carl Diehl will be giving a lecture on his Metaphortean Research, reception to follow talk.
“The neologized term “Metaphortean” combines “metaphor” and “Fortean,” the latter term denoting strange, mysterious events popularized in the publications of the independent early 20th century researcher Charles Fort. An eccentric champion of anomalous phenomena, Fort collected facts that had allegedly been excluded, rejected, or ignored by established science because they were unexplainable. While Fort focused on the arbitrary borderlines between accepted and denied explanations, Metaphortean Research puzzles the shifting values associated with new and obsolescent media.”