Chicago Science in the City 2007 (10/2-13)

Chicago Science in the City 2007

Kicking off this Tuesday, October 2nd, this series of science events throughout the city provides a lot of ooportunities to get your geek out.

Running two weeks, take in talks by some of the city's top scientists, tour facilities, and more.

Paul Sereno Talk - “Dinosaur Science” (10/2)

"Dinosaur Science" - a talk by Paul Sereno

In paleontology I found an irresistible combination of travel, adventure, art biology and geology."

Professor of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, The University of Chicago and scientist at The Field Museum

Chicago Cultural Center (1st floor Garland Room)
76 East Washington
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Part of the Chicago Science in the City 2007 series of events through October

Artist Talk: Tiffany Holmes (10/4)

Thursday October 4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Price Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago

Tiffany Holmes' large-scale installations blend traditional materials and digital technologies. Her talk is part of celebrating Chicago Artists Month at the Art Institute.

Free with museum admission!.

Preposterous Propositions-Artists as Visionary Engineers (9/27)

Preposterous Propositions - Artists as Visionary Engineers
A talk by Linda Weintraub


Thursday, September 27th • 4:30 PM

School of the Ar
t Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Building
(Sensorium is on the 4th floor)

Linda Weintraub is the author of Avant-Guardians: Texlets in Ecology and Art (2006 - ongoing) and founder of Artnow Publications. The first three volumes are Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art, Ecocentric Topices: Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art, and EnvironMentalities: Twenty-two Approaches to Eco- Art. She wrote In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Artists (2003) and Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society (1995). From 1982 - 1993, Weintraub served as the first director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute located on the Bard College campus where she originated fifty exhibitions and published over twenty catalogues. She is curator and coauthor of Lo and Behold: Visionary Art in the Post-Modern Era, Process and Product: The Making of Eight Contemporary Masterworks, Landmarks: New Site Proposals by Twenty Pioneers of EnvironmentalArt, Art What Thou Eat: Images of Food in American Art. Since leaving Bard, Weintraub curated a nationally touring exhibition, “IS IT ART?”. She cocurated the internationally touring exhibition, Animal. Anima. Animus.(1999) with Marketta Sepalla. Weintraub has taught both contemporary art history and studio art. Weintraub served as Henry R. Luce Professor of Emerging Arts at Oberlin College from 2000- 2003. She holds a MFA degree from Rutgers University.

Part of Art and Technology Sensorium Talk series at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Contact Tiffany Holmes, tholme (at) saic (dot) edu for more information.

Image & Meaning Workshop - Harvard (Oct. 24-25)

Today is the offical deadline to apply for the fourth Image and Meaning workshop, this time being held at Harvard University, IM2.4

Inviting all researchers, asrtists and designers interested in the design and visual communication of science for professional and public audeince alike - this workshop is a great opportunity!

If you need a couple days to get your application in, email them at :


And likely you can get an extension. The application is quite short as it is.

For more about the organization, click here.

ARTificial Life, Robotics, and Emergence (9/20)

ARTificial Life, Robotics, and Emergence

Ken Rinaldo, Professor of Art and Technology, Ohio State University

Thursday, Sept. 20, 5 PM Ferguson Auditorium, 600. S. Michigan Ave.
Columbia College Chicago

Professor Rinaldo’s interdisciplinary media art installations investigate the intersections between natural and technological systems. He integrates organic and electro-mechanical elements to assert a confluence and co-evolution between living and evolving technological material. His talk, featuring a DVD presentation of his installations, will explore theories on living systems, artificial life, interspecies communication and the underlying beauty and pattern inherent in the nature and organization of matter, energy, and information.

The one-hour conversation begins at 5pm and follows a brief reception.

The full schedule of the Science and Mathematics Dept. Colloquium series: Here.

Co- sponsored by the Interactive Arts and Media Dept. as part of their Visiting Artist Lecture Series.