Artists and geoscientists talk about ice and climate change at next UPS Art-Sci Salon

For most, 68,000 years is a long, long time — long enough for an ice sheet to form in Antarctica. But it’s a rather hard number to grasp for ordinary humans. So that’s where art comes in: specifically, artist Anna McKee, who creates semi-abstract installations that put you metaphorically deep inside the ice core that’s melting at an alarming rate in Antarctica. It’s art tightly woven with science, which is perfect for the next Art-Sci Salon at the University of Puget Sound, where McKee is one of four guest speakers (two artists, two geoscientists) who will talk about ice, climate change and how art helps us see science better.

Thursday, January 21, 2016