Art of Atlanta’s Science Festival
During the last week of March, more than one hundred events took place in what was Atlanta’s first Science Festival. The program was enriched with diverse collaborations between scientists and local as well as national artists.
Scientists from Georgia Tech and Emory University teamed up with Out of Hand Theater, to create a part theater, part flash mob interactive experience that explored the similarities of human and molecular behavior.
The sciences of music, the symphony of the stars, and robotic compositions were all explored at Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and Perimeter College.
At Kibbee Gallery (http://www.kibbeegallery.com), rhythms of molecular behavior were translated into musical compositions. Presented in an interactive manner, the displayed audio-visual pieces managed to both educate and amaze.
Photo 1: Molecular Music, Lee W. Lerner, Brian J. Cafferty, Takahiko Tsuchiya, Jay Danner, Zane Franklin, Denise Enekwa, Steve Harvey. Photo credit: B. Ginn
The Defoor Center hosted an NSF/NASA sponsored show exploring the origins of life through a variety of literary and visual extravaganzas.
At MASS Collective (http://masscollective.org) experts from different backgrounds discussed the science and art of meditation and sustainability.
Photo 2: Sustainable Microsystems (detail), Bojana Ginn. Photo Credit: B. Ginn
Optic Chiasm, a group show exploring the esthetics of ophthalmic pathologies, took place at Oglethorpe University. Prints, paintings, and mixed media by medical doctors and visual artists gave us a glimpse into the perplexed and fragile universe of our vision.
Photo 3: Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy, Michael Stanley. Photo Credit: B. Ginn
Photo 4: Optic Chiasm, Oglethorpe University. Works by Marcia R. Cohen, Kenn Kotara, Michael Stanley. Photo: B. Ginn
The festival surprised everyone with the quality and quantity of events. Atlanta is looking forward to next year’s festival!