Today’s the day, people. 4:00 p.m. at Doheny Library. Radiolarian-themed cupcakes, too.
The Marine Sublime:
Where Art and Science Come Together—In Nature and in the Library
Please join us on Wednesday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m. for the first event curated by the USC Libraries’ inaugural Discovery Fellow, Margaret Wertheim.
Wertheim, a science writer, curator, and director of the Institute For Figuring, will moderate a discussion with filmmaker David Lebrun and Marina McDougall, a curator at the San Francisco Exploratorium and professor at the California College of the Arts.
Lebrun is the creator of Proteus, a documentary that explores the intersections of poetry, biology, and art through the works of 19th-century biologist and illustrator Ernst Haeckel. McDougall, the co-editor of Science is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painlevé, organized the first retrospective of the French director’s pioneering underwater films in the United States.
The program will include clips from and discussion of Proteus and selected Painlevé works, a viewing of rare editions of Ernst Haeckel’s writings and illustrations from the libraries’ special collections, and an introduction by a USC marine biologist.
A reception begins immediately after the main event. Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Please RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.