Thursday, December 13 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presentation
SPECIAL TALK
Mixing the Arts and the Sciences
AMY CATANZANO
Associate Professor, Writer and Poet
Wake Forest University

TITLE
"Multimodal Measurement: The Intersections of Literature, Science, and Art"

ABSTRACT
Throughout literary, scientific, and artistic history there is a tradition of writers, scientists, and artists whose work explores the intersections of literature, science, and art. I will provide a brief overview of this history and contemporary forms of such work. In addition to introducing "quantum poetics," my aesthetic theory and practice as a poet, I will discuss my interest in writing poetry inspired by The Dark Energy Survey, the international collaboration that built and uses an extremely sensitive digital camera mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Chilean Andes to explore dark energy and cosmic acceleration. A brief poetry reading will conclude the presentation with a Q&A to follow.


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