Fluid Oceans Pecha Kucha Evening

Date: Wednesday, 14 February
Time: 8:00–10:00 P.M.
Location: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison Street
Cost: Free with your Ocean Sciences Meeting badge
Description: Although there has been little substantive dialogue between the contemporary fine arts and sciences, with each discipline occupying ostensibly distinct worlds and often set apart from popular discourse, science at its core is a creative endeavor by creative people. Indeed, the Art-Science “interface” is multifaceted, operating in different communities and targeting diverse audiences with a codependence in order to help translate and/or provide critical context for their respective products and activities. A recent interactive groundswell connecting working artists, scientists, poets, and other creative individuals has facilitated the exchange of diverse ideas and catalyzed interdisciplinary exchange and a new genre of experimentation that aims to move beyond what one of these disciplines can achieve on its own. This approach to science and the culture of science is fundamentally interdisciplinary and spans a variety of topics and communities, from academic research to art and public education projects. When scientists think artistically and broadly about their work, they can inspire and crystalize connections to a broad and diverse public and spark enhanced interest in roles of science for public policy. This Pecha Kucha-style session seeks to explore the vast art-science interface in ocean sciences by giving scientists and artists alike a fluid and concise platform upon which to inspire through the creative communication of ideas. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total), a format that keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and encourages creative expression of the subject matter.