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Abstract

Art and Science is a seminar and studio course on science-inspired art practices. We will survey and discuss cutting-edge art-science theory, practice, and institutions in seminar. In studio, we examine art-science topics in hands-on experiments, and guided activities leading to art projects.

Author/Artist Bio

Rachel Mayeri is an LA-based artist working at the intersection of art and science. Her videos, installations, and writing projects explore topics ranging from the history of special effects to the human animal. The multi-year project “Primate Cinema” investigates the boundary between human and non-human primates in a series of video experiments. This work has shown at Sundance, Berlinale, Ars Electronica, and dOCUMENTA (13). Recent commissions include the environmental art project “Critters Speak” about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem seven years after Deepwater Horizon, with Brandon Ballengée, funded by National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Institute; the animated opera “Ofeo Nel Canale Alimentare” about the digestive tract, supported by Imagine Science Films, and “The Jollies” an animated documentary about the primatologist Alison Jolly. As professor of media studies at Harvey Mudd College, she teaches courses in Animal Media Studies, Art & Science, and Stories from the Anthropocene.

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