Subculture

SUBCULTURE: MICROBIAL METRICS AND THE MULTI-SPECIES CITY

Kevin Slavin / Elizabeth Hénaff / The Living (David Benjamin, John Locke, Danil Nagy, Damon Lau, Dale Zhao, Ray Wang, Jim Stoddart, Lorenzo Villaggi)

In collaboration with Evan Eisman Company / DIA (Mitch Paone, Meg Donahue)

September 19th, 2018 – January 12th, 2019  97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
Exhibition Opening: September 18th, 2018
Press and Members Preview: 6 pm – 7 pm
Public Opening: 7 pm – 9 pm

What are the microbial metrics of our urban spaces? The species that occupy our cities are much more abundant and diverse than we know. The “Tree of Life” — an index of all biological organisms on earth — indicates that 99% of all life on earth is invisible to the human eye, both unnamed and unnoticed. Archaea and bacteria dominate the genetic weight of nature, consisting of everything from pathogens that give us the flu, to microbes that raise plants from soil. Unicellular organisms exist at the bottoms of oceans, in subzero environments, and even in radioactive exclusion zones. It is in our cities, however, that their microbial ecologies are uniquely complex. Cities are filled with people, and these people are in turn filled with billions and trillions of microorganisms.

Subculture utilizes the technological innovations of small-scale genetic sequencing devices to transform Storefront’s gallery space into an active “urban metagenomic sensor.” As a living environment and analytic laboratory, it collects, extracts, sequences, and analyzes the microbial life of its immediate environment.

For full description see this link 

#subculture @storefrontnyc

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Sept 21 Open House Graduate Programs for Sarah Lawrence Genetics and Health Advocacy

Graduate Programs Open House
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Meet us at Slonim House.  Our program runs from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM.
Please see the schedule below and let us know if you have any questions.
10:00-10:30 AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast.  Slonim House Living Room
10:30- 10:45 AM            Welcome from Director of Graduate Admissions
10:45-11:45 AM              Break-out groups for Individual Graduate Programs
12:00-1:00 PM                Lunch with current students. Slonim House Living Room
1:00-1:30 PM                  Campus tours by current students.  Tours leave Slonim House.
1:40 PM                            Shuttle to Bronxville train station departs from Slonim House
                  (Earlier shuttles are available)
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions at grad@sarahlawrence.edu or call 914-395-2371.
Sincerely,
Emanuel Lomax
Director of Graduate Admissions
Sarah Lawrence College

Science for the People Events: Puerto Rico, Decolonization, and More

Science for the People is a radical grassroots organization determined to promote science and social justice. They have recently launched their new campaign, magazine, and a book about their history. They have a number of events coming up and monthly meeting. See  their site for more and next week Sept 20 is the rally for Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria in Union Square

 

 

 

Wed Sept 12 5-7pm Environmental Mixer

Welcome (Back) Environmental Mixer
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 AT 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
79 Fifth Avenue, 160479 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

RSVP Please 

Welcome (Back) Environmental Mixer
Kick off the new year with food, drinks, and new friends! Join students and faculty from across the university with a shared passion for sustainability and environmental justice! This event is open to all New School students, faculty, and staff. It is sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

Wed Sept 12 Interdisciplinary Science Meet Up 5:30pm- 7:30pm Patterns in Nature

Interdisciplinary Science Welcome Back: Patterns in Nature
WED, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 AT 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College65 West 11th Street New York, NY 10011
RSVP PLease

Interdisciplinary Science Welcome Back: Patterns in Nature

We welcome students interested in the natural sciences, math, planetary health, sustainability, and social justice to join us for food, conversation, and student and alumni presentations. This meet up is proud to host the following alumni and students who will showcase how their Lang experience led them to funded research/internship experiences and careers in microbial diversity, fractal patterns, sustainability, and environmental conservation:

  • 6:15pm Allan RoblesLang Alumn ’09/Tishman Environmental Scholar, and sustainability consultant in San Francisco for Urban Fabrik.
  • 6:35pm Ana Remis, Parsons/Lang BAFA senior, Tishman Environmental Scholar (Hispanic Studies, Interdisciplinary Science, Environmental Studies and Design and Technology) and BUEE REU
  • 6:50pm Alyssa Joines, junior, Mohn Family Science & Social Justice Fellow at the Center for Data Arts, and Research Assistant with Anne Yust (Interdisciplinary Science and Design & Technology). Explore her Project on Fractals here.
  • 7:10pm Siri Chilukuri, junior, Tishman Environmental Scholar (Interdisciplinary Science and Journalism+ Design) and Renewable Energy Alaska Project

Program review will occur before and after the Alumni and Student Presentations via a discussion of courses and opportunities in the Interdisciplinary Science Program, an academic program focused on the knowledge, values, and methods of science to address pressing planetary health challenges facing our democracy. Food will be served. RSVP appreciated.

Sponsored by the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Eugene Lang College. For more information, please contact Katayoun Chamany.