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Special Lecture - Climate Prisms: Understanding Climate Change for All

Feb 17, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, USA
Jessica Privette
505 667-0375
Climate Lecture

Event Description

Climate Prisms is the museum’s latest addition to their environment exhibit. The lecture intends to reinvent the way the public processes climate change data. Through a deep, multi-option interface, “Climate Prisms” will use art, poetry, images, videos, and scientific presentations that will enable users to follow threads they choose leading them toward their own self-constructed understanding and action plan.

The ability to personally understand and have confidence in scientific data can be difficult and daunting for the general public. This hurdle is one of many that climate change scientists face while working to garner the public’s acceptance of conclusions made from their research.

Their recommendations regarding actions to prevent future climate change catastrophes also often go unsupported due to the information gap. To help make their data less opaque, the Bradbury Science Museum is working with a scientist and an artist to develop a new exhibit that will assist the public in understanding climate change research.

The exhibit, titled “Climate Prisms,” will provide users with insight into the science and implications of climate change through an interactive self-guided system of threads using artistic, literary, and scientific presentations.

Join us for this special lecture where three of the principal creators behind “Climate Prisms” will share techniques they are using to engage learners and provide an up-close view of the scientists and their work. Linda Deck - Director, Bradbury Science Museum Cathy Wilson - Arctic Climate Change Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory Francesca Samsel - Visual Artist and Research Associate, Center for Agile Technology, University of Texas at Austin This event is being held in conjunction with the display of the American Library Association’s “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” traveling exhibit about the Dust Bowl era on the Southern Plains, currently at the Mesa Public Library in downtown Los Alamos, New Mexico. Admission is free and open to the public.