2010 Hixon Forum for Responsive Science and Engineering

The 2010 Hixon-Riggs Public Forum on Science, Technology, and Society will be held on the campus of Harvey Mudd  College, Feb. 18-20, 2010. Events are free and open to the public.

The title of this year’s three-day Hixon-Riggs event is “Science a Moving Image.” The event will kick off with a Film Festival at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, and will continue with a series of roundtable discussions with scientists, filmmakers, writers, movie, industry specialists and scholars on Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday morning,Feb. 20.  There will also be a Film Festival night on Friday, Feb. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Galileo McAlister (HMC).

From films used as scientific data to scientific documentaries to the incorporation of scientists and  scientific themes in contemporary media, science’s moving images span a diversity of practices. Join scientists, filmmakers,  writers, and scholars as they explore the many ways in which science and moving images interact and intersect. By observing rare scientific films, corporate/educational films, and artistic interpretations of science in film and video, attendees will probe the fascinating links among moving images and perceptions and practices of science and scientific image making, both past and  present.

Some of the participants at this unique and exciting event at HMC will include: Jeremy Bernstein, Lisa Cartwright, Lloyd Spencer Davis, Scott Frank, Alexis Gambis, Marianne de Laet (HMC), Michael Elowitz, Joseph Dumit, Judith Jack Halberstam, Norman Klein, Jesse Lerner (Pitzer), Oliver Gayken, Tom Gunning, Marsha Kinder, Rachel Mayeri (HMC), Gregg Mitman, Natasha Myers, Laura Perini, Rick Prelinger, Jennifer Tucker and Dwight Whitaker (Pomona).

For more information about this event/films/participant bios, please see the schedule , download a pdf of the poster, or visit Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=254352531975&ref=mf. Or contact one of the organizers (e-mail addresses below) for more information and directions.

Hope you can join us for this special upcoming event!

Sincerely,

Jennifer G. Tucker, jtucker@wesleyan.edu
2009-2010 Hixon-Riggs Visiting Professor of History and Science/Technology Studies, Harvey Mudd College
Associate Professor of History, Science in Society Program, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT

Marianne de Laet, marianne_DeLaet@hmc.edu
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society
Director, Hixon-Riggs Forum for Responsive Science and Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Rachel Mayeri, rachel.mayeri@gmail.com
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Bvd.
Claremont CA 91711
(909) 621-8022 (Contact: Dawn Spencer)