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Margaret Wertheim, Science Communicator and Artist

Fine Arts Building-UH
(713) 743-3001
  • Presented By: University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College...
  • Dates: 1/30/2020
  • Location: University of Houston - Dudley Recital Hall
  • Address: Fine Arts Building-UH
  • Phone: (713) 743-3001
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Price: Free Admission; No Ticket Required.
  • Admission: Free Admission; No Ticket Required.
  • Area of Town: Hobby Airport/Third Ward
  • Free Admission: Yes
  • overview

    Wertheim's work is animated by a two-fold proposition: that science is both a field of conceptual enchantment, and a socially embedded activity with political and communal consequences. The author of six books, including The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace and Physics on the Fringe, she has written for the New York TimesThe GuardianCabinetAeon and many others. Margaret and her twin sister Christine are founders of the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics - theiff.org. The sisters have created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), Mass MOCA (MA), Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), and elsewhere. Their Crochet Coral Reef project has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Deutsches Museum (Munich), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.), and the 2019 Venice Biennale. Margaret has worked professionally on all seven continents and stood on the South Pole.

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