SS 14 - Critical Transitions the Movie

Monday, August 6, 2012: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Portland Blrm 251, Oregon Convention Center
Marten Scheffer, Wageningen University
Marten Scheffer, Wageningen University
Tipping points and early warning signals are a hot area of research but also inspire artists. Salvador Dali already devoted his last painting to the mathematical catastrophe theory. Now the acclaimed Norwegian artist Tone Bjordam ( has made a stunningly beautiful abstract movie capturing the essence of the concepts of critical transitions and warning signals. Marten Scheffer ( who worked with her on the design will introduce the movie. Afterwards there will be discussion about the latest science in this field as well as the perceptions of these concepts by non-scientists.
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