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"Cool Medium" Gallery Conversation with Alexis Turner

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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road

Lincoln, MA 01773

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Throughout the 1960s and 70s, psychedelic counterculture permeated American mass media, including art, music, television, and literature. At the same time, controversies grew around the dangerous misuse of mind-enhancing drugs and by 1968, possession of LSD was made illegal in the United States. In this gallery conversation, Alexis Turner, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, shares insights into public battles over LSD as a political technology during the mid-to-late twentieth century.

Alexis Turner's work explores the ways that our relationships to science inflect the political sphere. How, for instance, are art, science, and philosophy entangled with political judgment, affect, and practical action? How do we get from the theories and facts of science to decisions on what to do with them?

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