Past Event

Ice Cubed – An Inquiry into the Aesthetics, History, and Science of Ice

April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
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Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center and 2nd Fl Common Room, Heyman Center

Keynote panel: Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center | All other panels: 2nd Fl Common Room, Heyman Center

Ice is an apt analytic with which to bridge disciplines and to connect discourses within climate science, aesthetics, geography, arctic studies, history of science, glaciology, and the arts. This interdisciplinary conference brings together scientists, humanists, and artists to generate a productive conversation around the potentialities and properties of ice. Presenters will reflect on the ways in which ice disrupts fixed notions of matter. In considering the solid fluidity of ice, what new kinds of geographies emerge? How does thinking capaciously about the instabilities and inconsistencies of ice lead us to reconsider climatic presents and futures?

Organizers: Maggie Cao, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University; Rebecca Woods, Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Free and open to the public, no registration required.  Please note, The conference Keynote: John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez in Conversation will be held in Davis Auditorium on April 15.  All other panels will be held in the Heyman Center for the Humanities. Please visit the Society of Fellows website for additional details and a the full conference program.