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Surveying the Anthropic Sublime: A Conversation Between Photographer Michael Light and Jane Aspinwall
Join celebrated landscape photographer and bookmaker Michael Light for a discussion of photography and science with Jane Aspinwall, Associate Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
This program is the opening event of the exhibition, Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image.Find out more »
Anna Weber-van Bosse was the first woman to be included as an official member of the scientific staff of an oceanographic expedition. She was responsible for studying the marine flora during the Siboga expedition (1899-1900), a Dutch government sponsored scientific exploration of the oceans of modern day Indonesia. Emily Hutcheson, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will explore how scientists including Anna Weber-van Bosse and Ethel Barton Gepp, reframed the discussion of coral reefs from geological structures to living units, thus shaping the modern concept of the reef ecosystem.Find out more »
This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. In his work, Crichton demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate new technological developments long before they became reality and predict how even seemingly beneficial breakthroughs in biotechnology or artificial intelligence could quickly spiral out of their creators' control.
The second film in the series is Westworld from 1973, written and directed by Crichton.Find out more »
Science Matters Brown Bag Forums are monthly lunch-and-learn programs co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Kansas City Public Library. The events will be held in the Helzberg Auditorium in the Central Library. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!Find out more »