ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations Workshop

Create and contribute drawings, sketches and collages to an animated piece 

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Your help is needed to visualize climate change and research. Families are invited to participate in a project on climate science. Work with artist, Laura Chipley, and scientist, Hannah Zanowski, to learn about Hannah’s research and trip to Antarctica to study how Earth’s polar regions impact our global oceans. Participants will create and contribute drawings, sketches and collages to an animated piece, with the goal of making this important research more accessible. Work will be exhibited as part of the ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations exhibit (November 19 – December 31, 2016) at NYSCI. This workshop is for participants 6 years and older.

noon – 12:45 pm; 1 – 1:45 pm; 2 – 2:45pm; 3 – 3:45pm

No prior artistic experience is required. Free with NYSCI admission.


Laura Chipley

Laura Chipley is a Queens based artist who uses video, site-specific interventions and emerging technologies to explore potentials for human collaboration and to document the social and environmental impacts of energy extraction. Her recent projects include The Newtown Creek Armada, an interactive boat pond created in a New York Superfund site and The Appalachian Mountaintop Patrol, a collaborative, environmental watchdog and multimedia education initiative that works with West Virginia environmental activists to use documentary filmmaking, drones, environmental sensors and surveillance technology to chronicle the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining. Laura’s work has been exhibited internationally and her projects have been supported by organizations such as Art Matters, the Hudson River Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council and A Blade of Grass. Laura is an assistant professor of media and communications at SUNY Old Westbury College.

Hannah Zanowski

Hannah Zanowski is a graduate student in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University. She is pursuing a doctorate in physical oceanography and is currently in her final year of study. Her research explores the impacts of Antarctic open-ocean polynyas (vast regions of open water in the sea ice) on abyssal ocean properties and circulation. Hannah is more broadly interested in understanding the connections between the ice, atmosphere and ocean, and how changes that occur in Earth’s polar regions affect the global oceans. After receiving her doctorate, Hannah will continue her research at the University of Washington, where she recently accepted a postdoctoral fellowship from the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO).

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