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Lectures on science and art

From: Rebecca Tinkham <r_tinkham<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
When Science Meets Art
Shattering the boundaries of science, technology and art
Boston Museum of Science

The Boston Museum of Science lecture series "When Science Meets Art"
has two which may be of interest to conservators.  One on the
conservation of the John La Farge murals at Trinity Church and
another on the digital photography of the Unicorn in Captivity
tapestry at the MET.  Information on all lectures is being forwarded
on behalf of Bess Paupeck, Coordinator, Lectures and Special
Programs, Boston Museum of Science.

    Extreme Makeover: Mural Edition
    Wednesday, January 11, 7pm

        Gianfranco Pocobene
        Head of Conservation
        Gardner Museum

        Richard Wolbers
        Associate Professor of Art Conservation
        The University of Delaware

        Moderated by Kathryn Acerbo-Bachmann
        Director of Art and Architecture Program
        Trinity Church

            In "one of the most significant restoration projects
            anywhere in America," science and art merged to conserve
            the John La Farge murals at Trinity Church Boston. But
            what happens when the conservation choices are not
            clear-cut--and the world is watching?

    The Unicorn in Captivity
    Wednesday, January 18, 7pm

        David and Gregory Chudnovsky
        Directors, Institute for Mathematics and Advanced

            In conversation with Amir D. Aczel, professor of
            mathematics and statistics, Bentley College and author
            of international bestseller Fermat's Last Theorem To
            create an exact visual reproduction of one of the
            Metropolitan Museum of Art's Unicorn Tapestries, digital
            cameras photographed every inch. When the hundreds of
            digital photographic files didn't fit smoothly together,
            the Chudnovsky brothers with their supercomputer were
            brought in to figure it out.

    Music and The Invasion of Technology
    Wednesday, January 25, 7pm

        Christine Southworth
        Composer, Brown University and MIT

        Evan Ziporyn
        Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music; Head, Music
        and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

            Composers Evan Ziporyn (Bang On A Can and Gamelan Galak
            Tika) and Christine Southworth (Ensemble Robot) will
            premiere new music for robots and humans, on western and
            traditional Balinese instruments. Joined by Blake Newman
            on bass, Todd Reynolds on violin, Eddie Whalen on
            guitar, and Gamelan Galak Tika orchestra.

    seamless: computational couture
    Wednesday, February 1

        Nick Knouf and Christine Liu
        MIT Media Lab, seamless-producers

            An innovative fashion show of interactive and
            technology-based runway couture. Emcee'd by Chris
            Csikszentmihalyi, director of MIT Media Lab's Computing
            Culture group. Beats by DJ Lars Blackmore.

Tickets: $10/night. Includes dessert reception.  Advance purchase is
strongly recommended.  Overflow seating with simulcast will also be
available. Call 617-723-2500 or purchase online at

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