Making the Invisible, Visible: Reimagining Scientific Discovery

Rebecca Kamen

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:30 pm EDT

Rebecca Kamen, Visiting Scholar and Artist in Residence, The Computational Neuroscience Initiative and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania
Sculptor and lecturer on the intersections of art and science Rebecca Kamen seeks “the truth” through observation. Her artwork is informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology, history, and philosophy. She connects common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what the scientists see.
This presentation will explore how art, scientific special collections, and the process of discovery provide inspiration to re-imagine a variety of scientific phenomena from Black Holes to the Coronavirus. Kamen will also discuss a research project exploring the creative process of making the invisible visible through an investigation of the dynamics of curiosity.
Sponsored by the Visual Culture Program