Catalyst Conversations: Democratizing Art and Science

February 13, 2019
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Guests are seated on small stools around a woman with dark hair and glasses who is leading the lecture inside the gallery space.

Gallery talk as part of Gwenneth Boelens: At Odds at MIT List Visual Arts Center in 2017.

Both Joe Akin and Jason Talbot believe in the power of observation, collaboration, and communication in their respective fields and in all of us. Jason Talbot’s undying passion for utilizing the talents of inner-city youths and his ability to see art in everything around him, both helped in his development of Artists For Humanity. Joe Akin, a Novartis researcher has an abiding interest for cutting edge technology. He co-founded a company as he was finishing his graduate work, to better communicate scientific results. The startup REfigure which aims to Reuse, Reveal, and Recreate, is devoted not only to helping scientists communicate their results but also to contribute to the broader population’s understanding of science. Their conversation will convey their interest in how openness leads to creativity in both fields and in the imperative of egalitarianism in our current culture.

This program is free and open to the general public but RSVP is required.  To RSVP click here.

Following the talk there will be a reception.