Look Up! "Chaos" on a Planetarium Dome. Free! Monday, December 1, 2003; 6pm; at at the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
CUNY joins forces with Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) for an evening of fascinating talk, music, and images by physicist James Crutchfield [the Santa Fe Institute] and David Dunn, composer and audio engineer. Together they spearhead "The Theatre of Pattern Formation" project, a visual and auditory articulation of Chaos Theory, designed for the immersive environment of the LodeStar Astronomy Center in Santa Fe, NM. Please join us if you are in town.
Crutchfield and Dunn hope this project will also provide a natural extension of the "Planetarium" concept in that the resultant visualizations-auralizations can demonstrate generative principles for the kinds of celestial structures (nebulae, galaxies, etc.) being revealed in greater detail by recent advances in astronomical imaging such as the Hubble Telescope. It would also show how these generative principles apply to an immense array of natural phenomena at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels of physical scale.
For details on the Crutchfield-Dunn collaboration:
Information about CUNY's Science and Arts Program: