IGN 7 - Ecological Art-Science Collaborations

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard University
Carri J. LeRoy, The Evergreen State College
Matthew Lau, Harvard University
Art and science are at opposite poles of C.P. Snow’s two cultures, but the processes of inquiry in both art and science are remarkably similar. In this ignite session, speakers will illustrate successful collaborations between artists and ecologists that resulted in new knowledge for both partners. In particular, we emphasize moving beyond using art simply to communicate ecological concepts to broader audiences and explore the diverse ways that ecologists have been influenced by art and how artists and ecologists can create and teach new knowledge by working together.
 Art that gathers data, science that makes meaning
Carri J. LeRoy, The Evergreen State College
 Scientists with pencils: Drawing as a tool for observation
Michael Kaspari, University of Oklahoma; Debby Kaspari, University of Oklahoma
 Art and science collaborations: Teaching students to visualize
Gerri Ondrizek, Reed College; Leila Pyle, Reed
 Making bed sheets out of biodiversity
Clint Penick, North Carolina State University; Robert R. Dunn, North Carolina State University; Adrian A. Smith, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
 An art-music performance mash-up
Nicholas J. Gotelli, University of Vermont
 Cave paintings and the origin of natural history
John Pastor, University of Minnesota Duluth
 The Waterviz: A real time confluence of science, art and music
Lindsey E. Rustad, USDA Forest Service; Mary E. Martin, University of New Hampshire; Xavier Cortada, Florida International University; Marty Quinn, Plymouth State University; Michael Casey, Dartmouth University; Sarah R. Garlick, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation; Jussi Rasinmäk, Simisol; Mark B. Green, Plymouth State University
 Hemlock Hospice: Art and science for declining hemlocks and the researchers who study them
Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard University; David Buckley Borden, Harvard University
 Drawn to science: Exploring historical and contemporary synergies between drawing, creativity, and science
Bethann G. Merkle, Science Communication Section chairperson; Wyoming Migration Initiative, University of Wyoming
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