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Short, focused events lasting a day or a weekend that team creative minds, be they artists, scientists, sociologists, political scientists, etc, to work with students around a predetermined theme of common interest

Mural Attack: April 21, 2014

Knights + Lights: April 21, 2015


 Knots+Light blended technical aspects of art and aesthetic aspects of science to create an installation intricately informed by both disciplines. Using knotted circles and light, this piece explored the relationship between three-dimensional objects and their two-dimensional projections. In three vignettes, the audience sees examples of different knots that cast the same shadow, a single knot casting two different shadows, and additive color mixing in two and three dimensions.

The artists were Assistant Professor of Drama Laura J. Eckelman and former Assistant Professor of Mathematics Heather M. Russell. Professor Eckelman is a theatrical lighting designer whose projects range from classical drama to contemporary performance art. Professor Russell is a mathematician who studies knot theory, combinatorics, and geometric topology.