Catalyst Conversations – Monday, November 18th

Join Suffolk University Gallery Director Deborah Davidson at the Bartos Theatre at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center Monday, November 18th for the latest installation of her Catalyst Conversations series.

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Bartos Theatre
MIT Bartos Theater is located on the ground floor of the Wiesner Building on the MIT campus at 20 Ames Street Building E15. The Wiesner Building is found on the eastern edge of the MIT Campus. 

Monday, November 18, 2013 6-7 p.m.
Reception to follow
Hayden, Reference, and Bakalar Galleries will be open for Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte

Nature, State of the World, Human Impact:
In her recent work, Eve Andrée Laramée speculates on how human beings use and misuse the natural environment. Her artwork investigates the environmental and health impacts of atomic legacy sites. Through tracking the invisible traces left behind by the nuclear weapons complex and its “peaceful” dopplegänger, the nuclear energy industry, her work archives our shared atomic legacy.

Ronald Eastman is compelled by the search for patterns in Earth observation data. Geographic Information Science can be defined as the field of study concerned with the process of acquiring information from data that are arrayed in space and time. Traditionally, geographers have relied on simple analogues – maps that mimic the physical manifestation of phenomena, but which provide a scale and selective portrayal that facilitates the search for pattern. Current computational and graphical technology, however, allows enormous flexibility in exploring new avenues in the search for pattern.