Wednesday, March 27, 2013

[HvEXAS] EMPAC director Johannes Goebel to speak on different goals of art, science, and engineering | Thurs April 4, 6 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY

Johannes Goebel: About Differences: Art, Science, Engineering
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6 PM
EMPAC Theater 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Engineering, science, and art are often seen as having common ground. This is fed by a romantic view of Leonardo da Vinci, the genius who brought these disciplines together in his mind, life, and practice, and by an enthusiastic view of computer technology that continuously provides new scenarios and tools, which are used in all three fields.
This evocative lecture does not go along with the idea of putting everything into one bag and shaking it before deep-frying the mixture, but instead gives a perspective on the differences of the three fields in their motivations, methodologies, and goals. And out of a clear and respectful view of differences, a potential for collaboration and cross-pollination might evolve.
Johannes Goebel is the founding director of EMPAC. He joined Rensselaer in 2001 to work on the planning of the new building and to build EMPAC's program and team. Thoughts about arts, science, research, and technology have been important to him since he became involved in computer music at Stanford University in 1977. Johannes Goebel likes to find bridges between thoughts, what we can do with our hands, and what we perceive with our senses.

This event is free and open to the public
Evelyn's Café will open at 5 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines. Service continues after the event. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.
More information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.

EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180

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