This exhibition presents some of the best-known works by this internationally recognized artist and designer, who will be working with JMU students and faculty from a wide range of disciplines throughout this year. In his work, Singer integrates community needs, sustainable building principles, land use planning, environmental responsibility, and aesthetic design. He has developed a signature cross-disciplinary style, spawning new possibilities for architecture to meet the needs of the community. The exhibit will run at IVS from September 21 to November 19, and Singer will be present at the opening. Click here to view the informational poster.
IVS Course Exhibition- November 30
Visitors will be able to interact with scientific animations created by students that mathematically model large-scale systems such as the solar system and weather patterns.
IVS Colloquia (Wednesdays at 12):
September 29- Kathy Takayama, Microbiology, Brown University
Creative Acts of the Mind in Science + Art
The first of the three fall colloquia at the Institute for Visual Studies will take place on Wednesday, September 29th from 12:00-1:00 in Roop 208. This month molecular biologist Kathy Takayama, Director of Brown University's Center for Teaching and Learning, will discuss how her collaborations with artists have influenced her thinking as a scientist. How, she asks, is thinking, creating, and teaching influenced by a merger of the intuitive habits of mind we bring to our disciplines? We hope the conversations at IVS can catalyze novel ways of re-examining and challenging disciplinary conventions. Takayama's twenty-minute presentation will be followed by discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch, desert and coffee will be served. All are welcome. Click here to view the informational poster.
October 20- James Wilson (Geographic Science)
Visualizing Long-Term Human-Environment Interactions through Historical GIS
Dr. Wilson will discuss his research on deforestation and reforestation of the Shenandoah Valley and the Chesapeake Bay region. Wilson uses a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate and analyze textual and visual sources of information and to produce visual representations of changes through time. Click here to view the informational poster.
November 17- Tony Hartshorn (Geology)
A Carbon "Breathprint": Visualizing Shenandoah Valley Respiration
How can we best visualize a day in the life of the Shenandoah Valley, from a respired carbon dioxide perspective. Tony Hartshorn's presentation and the discussion that follows will consider how our collective "breath" can be represented, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, month-to-month, year-to-year?