UNM Biology 402/502 // UNM Art Studio 389/429/529 // UHON 402
Joseph Cook // Szu-Han Ho

Space for posting thoughts, ideas, references, resources, and works. The theme of our seminar and workshop series is "Morphology and Geographic Variation." With the natural history collection as our starting point, we'll hear from scientists, artists, designers, programmers, musicians, and more on place-based study. Part of AIM-UP, an NSF Research Coordination Network.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our speaker this week: Miriam Langer from Media Arts at NM Highlands

 Abstract: The exhibit Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origin is a collaborative project involving scientists, students, and museum professionals, and a case study for using a new way of understanding our world, Complexity Science, as the framework for exploring the origin of life and biological processes and also for using new technologies to incorporate ongoing research into exhibits. Two aspects of ongoing research, topicality and uncertainty, make exhibits more exciting, especially when controversy is involved. This new approach will educate public audiences about the importance of basic research and museum collections, and interest students in science and science careers. To adopt this new approach, museums need to develop partnerships with outside researchers; identify practical and affordable technological solutions; and adapt to new roles and an ongoing commitment.

Keywords: complexity science, controversy, partnerships, exhibit technologies, origin-of-life, educate 

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