Santagata Lecturer Dorothea Rockburne: "Materializing Mathematical Concepts into Visual Art"
– 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
When Dorothea Rockburne first began making her paintings and works on paper in the 1950s, she never thought that her pieces would be viewed in an exhibition context, both because she was a woman, and because her mathematics-inspired paintings didn't fit neatly into Abstract Expressionism or subsequently Minimalism. Consequently, she believed she would never be able to show her work. Her assumptions, of course, proved to be false.
A Filmmaker's Perspective with David Conover: "The Arrival of the Drones"
– 8:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315
Wendell Berry once wrote "If you want to see where you are, you will have to get out of your space vehicle, out of your car, off your horse, and walk over the ground." Maybe not. Some people fear them. Others embrace them. Take a closer look at what drones can - and cannot - see.