Part of the L.A.S.E.R. series of public talks www.lasertalks.com
(Sorry: the scheduled presentation by Cindy Cohn has been postponed to June)
1. Janine Randerson (Auckland University of Technology, live from New Zealand) on "Weather as Medium"
Janine Randerson is an Aotearoa New Zealand-based artist and writer on art, performance and technological mediation in ecological systems. Her moving image and digital artworks are exhibited in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Janine's recent book "Weather as Medium: Toward a Meteorological Art" (MIT Press, 2018) examines artworks that offer sensorial engagement with our future weathers, while creating openings for action in the present. She is an Associate Professor in Art and Design at AUT University.
2. Jennie Lavine (Emory Univ) on "What is the endgame of the covid pandemic? Will covid become endemic?"
Jennie Lavine (Emory Univ) received her PhD in biology from Penn State University with thesis advisor Ottar Bjornstad. Her research interests lie at the intersection of immunology, pathogen evolution, population dynamics and disease. Current work focuses on COVID-19, influenza and herpesviruses, with a keen interest toward how the robustness and complexity of the immune system shapes and constrains pathogen evolution.
Detailed bios at: www.lasertalks.com
chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi