Black (W)hole Workshop Application
Apply to participate in a unique collaborative workshop on Friday, October 7th, 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. This interdisciplinary workshop, co-taught by visiting artist Sara Mast and astronomer Joey Shapiro Key, is aimed at students from multiple disciplines with an emphasis in the sciences and the arts. The goal of this workshop is to explore and enhance one's creative communication of complex and abstract scientific concepts. The workshop will begin with the experience of the Black (W)hole art installation with two members of The Einstein Collective. Interdisciplinary student teams will create artscience pieces related to the Black (W)hole installation in consultation with the workshop leaders.

ELIGIBILITY: All UCSC art and science students are eligible.

PHOTO RELEASE: The Black (W)hole workshop may photograph participants and their work and use the images for publicity in all media, including the Internet and other electronic forms of communication.

FEES: No entry fee or commission will be charged to participants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submissions of the form will be accepted until Friday, September 30 at 5:00 P.M.

QUESTIONS? Contact Rachel Smith, or 408-348-7003

Bios for Workshop Leaders:
Sara Mast co-chairs Drawing and Painting and is Associate Professor at the School of Art, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Her work includes painting (encaustic, oil and mixed media) and interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on artscience installation and is included in over 30 public and private collections and has been featured in solo, group, and collaborative exhibitions worldwide including Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL; Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX; MIT’s Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge, MA; Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland, CA (permanent installation); the 3rd edition of DI_STANZE 2013 l’Aula Daniele Paris del Conservatorio di Musica “Licinio Refice”di Frosinone, Italy; and Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.

Joey Shapiro Key is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and Chair of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Education and Public Outreach Committee. Dr. Key's primary research interest is gravitational-wave data analysis, specializing in parameter estimation for all classes of gravitational wave sources. She is involved in the parameter estimation for analysis of data from the LIGO interferometric detectors as well as the proposed space-based detector LISA. Her prior research experience includes gravitational wave signals from cosmic string cusps and the search for signatures of the topology of the universe in the cosmic microwave background radiation.

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is Professor and Chair of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. He is also Director of Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz Institute, Executive Director and Founder UCSC’s OpenLab, and the Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute. His research focuses on the violent universe with an emphasis on stellar explosions, gamma-ray bursts, and accretion phenomena near compact objects. Ramirez-Ruiz is the youngest person to be inducted into the Mexican Academy of Sciences and has earned numerous awards including a Packard Fellowship and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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