By Aimee Lusty
A list of upcoming classes, films, lectures and performances in New York City combining art with science and technology. Events range from film screenings about the reproductive lives of sea creatures to collaborative projects by leading contemporary artists and technologists.
Class: Demystifying Lenticulars
March 26, 10am-3:30pm; New York Stereoscopic Association
An introductory workshop on the history and science of lenticular images. Learn the technical process behind creating illusory animated 3D elements and create your own lenticular photograph.
Screening: Love Lives of Sea Creatures
March 26, 4:30pm; Museum of the Moving Image
A selection of short films by Jean Painlevé, Isabella Rossellini, and Roberto Rossellini with a central theme focusing on the reproductive behavior of sea creatures. The program will include rare screenings of four archival 35mm prints alongside contemporary work.
Class: Local Color: Extracting Pigments from Plants
April 1, 12-4pm; Genspace NYC
A hands on class exploring the vibrant and diverse world of natural dyes. Learn to grow, forage, and extract natural pigments from plants and food waste with the help of mordants and shifting PH levels.
Lecture: What's technology got to do with it? Art in the digital Age.
April 2, 4-6pm; School for Poetic Computation
A lecture with Barbara London, a curator, writer, and sound art scholar who founded the video collection at the Museum of Modern Art.
Class: Kombucha Papermaking: Grown Your Own Paper
April 2, 2-5pm; Genspace NYC
A workshop exploring the renewable qualities of kombucha and its uses in creating parchment-like paper.
Lecture: MVR 2.3
April 4, 7pm; New Inc.
MVR is a symposium focused on the uses of virtual reality in conjunction with a wide spectrum of media including coding, dance, anthropology, and furniture design.
Class: Mushroom Paper-Making
April 8, 10am-1:30pm; New York Botanical Garden
A workshop with mycologist Dorothy Smullen introducing a unique paper-making process using different bracket fungi to create textured paper in a variety of colors.
Class: Plant Morphology for Botanical Illustrators
Saturdays, April 8 - May 20, 10am-1pm; New York Botanical Garden
An in depth workshop using lectures, demonstrations, microscopy and laboratory studies to teach detailed plant morphology for botanical and scientific illustrators.
Performance: Quantum Natives: Grace Nexus
April 15, 7pm; Issue Project Room
A performance that pairs video game engine technology with soft-ware based sound design to create an immersive experience through panoramic fictional landscapes. The performance can be experienced live at the event as well as afterwards online.
Lecture: Art & Science
April 22, 1-2pm; Pratt Institute Myrtle Hall
A lecture, workshop and performance with a handful of contemporary artists that use electronics and technology in their artworks. Works will be presented and the audience will be invited to interact.
Conference: Seven on Seven
April 22, 12 - 6pm; New Museum
Rhizome’s annual conference bringing together leaders in art and technology. In addition to lectures, seven artists paired with seven visionary technologists will debut a new collaborative work.
Class: Dialogue + Studio: Science Illustration
April 25, 6:30-8:30pm; American Folk Art Museum
An introductory evening workshop with artist Patricia Wynne, learning the fundamentals of scientific illustration inspired by the museum’s current exhibition of Eugen Gabritschevsky.