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Past Events

Patterns in Art and Nature
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Scientists and artists have long found common ground in their delight and fascination with patterns and regularities we see in the natural world. I will explore what we can say about how such patterns arise and how they have been used in art and design across time and cultures, from the Neolithic period to postmodernism.

Reconfigurable Architectures
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Can there be design by disorder? This talk discusses ideas based on stochastic (re-)configuration in granular materials that spawned new concepts for soft robotics and architecture.

Shapes of Emergence
Friday, February 26, 2021
Baudouin Saintyves, SAIC's spring Scientist-in-Residence, is developing a projection performance, “Shapes of Emergence,” based on experimental physics of shapes and self-organization. With his own robotic devices, and the creation of audio-visual immersive narratives, he highlights a connection in the emergence of natural and creative forms.

Liberal Arts Lecture Series: Michele Hoffman Trotter
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
"Microcosm: The Hidden Universe in the Ocean"

African Americans in Europe
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
A panel discussion organized by Calvin Forbes, Professor Emeritus, and includes Liberal Arts faculty Anita Welbon as well as Ethelene Whitmire from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

Dr. Guy Elgat- From Science to Perspectivism: Nietzsche on Art
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Department of Liberal Arts holds one or two lectures by its faculty each semester to share and discuss their work with the SAIC community.