September 27th at 3:00pm
Reception & Interactive drawing installation: 4:00-6:00pm Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
As the Artist in Residence at Broad Institute, I will be having a conversation with Todd Golub, Chief Scientific Officer, and Director of the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. This conversation is a part of HUBweek events and hosted by Catalyst Conversations in partnership with Broad Institute. There will be a reception after the talk, and an interactive virtual drawing installation by Andres Colburi, Broad’s computational scientist with whom I’m collaborating on a new project. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP.
HUBweek is a creative festival that celebrates innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Mass General Hospital, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world.
As the Artist in Residence at Broad, I’ve had many interactions and interesting conversations with the Broad’s scientists in the past several months, and have been developing a couple of projects here at the Broad. It has been very exciting to be here, and I’ve been exploring new territories in my work. One of my projects investigates the “lost art form” in science, which I attribute to something I found in a medical text from ancient Egypt in 1,600 B.C., and juxtaposing the images from that artifact with the article on Human Genome project which was originally published in 2001. I’ve been also tracing many writings on the whiteboards around the Institute. These writings appear as encrypted as hieroglyphs to me, and I find them fascinating.
Work in progress at Broad Institute.
As an introduction to the Broad community, over thirty pieces of my works are being displayed throughout the Institute. I also installed the participatory installation titled “Flow.” It is still up, and I’m collecting some interesting responses from the participants at the Broad. If you want to participate via Tumblr, you can visit the Tumblrsite and submit your story about water anytime.