Jam Session

Date: Tuesday, 13 February
Time: 8:00–11:00 P.M.
Location: Lucky Labrador, Quimby Location, 1945 NW Quimby Street
Description: This event will be an opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of fellow scientists. Having occurred during the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 meetings, quite a following has developed among both musicians and audience members. Relax at the jam session and spend time in a variety of ways – visiting with colleagues or performing with other scientists-musicians and providing an entertaining evening for everyone. For more information on this exciting event, contact Bill Landing or Greg Cutter.

Fluid Oceans Pecha Kucha Evening

Date: Wednesday, 14 February
Time: 8:00–10:00 P.M.
Location: Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Cost: Free with your Ocean Sciences Meeting badge
Description: Watery, liquid, molten, smooth, flowing, changing, shifting, indefinite, unstable…aside from being inherently fluid, our oceans are characterized by and face a confluence of fluid notions across temporal/spatial scales and conceptual interfaces. 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 co-dependence 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 & 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 platform upon which to inspire through the creative communication of varied ideas relating to a ‘fluid ocean’. 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 which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and encourages creative expression of the subject matter. This event will take place in a social setting and in coordination with other Art-Science interface initiatives at the 2018 Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, Oregon (11-16 February 2018). Speakers include a range of OSM attendees and local artists as well as students, researchers, and educators.

Kay Bidle, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 0890; bidle@marine.rutgers.edu
Hayley Schiebel, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125; hayleyschiebel@gmail.com
Miram Gleiber, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97364; gleiberm@oregonstate.edu