WPI Artists and Scientists Join Forces for EcoTarium Exhibit
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) artists and scientists will join forces for a multimedia exhibit that takes the meaning of collaboration to a new level, the result being an exhibit that is equally at home in an art gallery or a science museum and that opens a dialogue between artists and scientists. Open to the public, the eight-piece exhibit features light and electron microscopy images that have been incorporated into works of art that successfully transcend the original scientific nature of the images.
The exhibit, based on a required-for-graduation Interdisciplinary Qualifying Project, includes three student artists: Ian Anderson, a senior mechanical engineering major; junior Mark Lindblad, a chemical engineering major; and junior Andres Lopez, a biomedical engineering major. The scientists are a cohort of WPI faculty and graduate students who have shared microscopy images, data, knowledge, and their visions with the students.
Thursday, April 24, through Friday, May 30, 2008
Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 (free admission to reception)
222 Harrington Way