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The Shape of Rivers: Perspectives from Art and Science
Thu, March 9, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
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Join Biennial artist Fritz Horstman and MIT geophysicist Daniel Rothman for a multidisciplinary conversation on water flow through natural landscapes.
DeCordova New England Biennial 2016 artist Fritz Horstman explores the intersection of human constructions and ecological systems. His large commissioned sculpture, Formwork for a Spiral Movement based on the form of a river's eddy is on view in the Sculpture Park as part of the Biennial, while over 20 wooden models are on view in the galleries.
Daniel H. Rothman is a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. His work has contributed widely to the understanding of the organization of the natural environment, resulting in fundamental advances in subjects ranging from seismology and fluid flow to biogeochemistry and geobiology. He has also made significant contributions to research in statistical physics. Much of his recent interests focus on the dynamics of Earth's carbon cycle, the co-evolution of life and the environment, and the physical foundation of natural geometric forms. Rothman is co-founder and co-director of MIT's Lorenz Center, a privately funded interdisciplinary research center devoted to learning how climate works. The Center fosters creative approaches to increasing fundamental understanding.
This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, which works to ensure healthy rivers for people & wildlife across the Commonwealth.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.