Seeing Science : Marvin Heiferman and Steel Stillman in conversation

  • Big Room 120 @ SVA MFA Photo 214 East 21st Street New York, NY, 10010 United States

Steel Stillman will be in conversation with Marvin Heiferman about Heiferman's year long project, SEEING SCIENCE.

SEEING SCIENCE: Photograph, Science & Visual Culture is an online and onsite project designed to explore that relationship and engage its participants, viewers, and visitors in an innovative and interdisciplinary dialog about how photographic images work across the sciences, arts, and humanities. In Visual Practices Across the University (2007) Dr. James Elkins--Chair of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago-- noted that “it turns out that images are being made and discussed in dozens of fields, throughout the university and well beyond the humanities. Some fields, such as biochemistry and astronomy, are image-obsessed; others think and work through images.” While Elkins wrote about imagery produced in all media, this project focuses specifically on photographic imaging, and although one might pesume that most images created in university settings are produced within art programs, the reality is that photographic images are more often the goal or by-products of scientific research, practice, and outreach.

Free and open to the public.