Artist, scientist and philosopher Joe Davis will give a free talk Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in 120 Physical Sciences, followed by an 8 p.m. screening of the documentary film “Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis” at Cornell Cinema.
Davis is a research affiliate in biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School. He has taught in MIT’s graduate architecture program and at the Rhode Island School of Design. His research and art includes work in the fields of molecular biology, bioinformatics, BioArt, “space art” and sculpture, using such media as centrifuges, radios, prosthetics, magnetic fields and genetic material.
Co-sponsored with the Department of Physics, his visit is part of the first Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, “Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology,” April 7 to May 2, 2014.
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