Monday, September 24, 2012

Science on Ice: Photographing Polar Expeditions 4 pm RNS 410

How does a scientist tell a compelling story?  How can you tell your own compelling story?  Do you wonder why there is such a disconnect between science and society?

This afternoon, join the Biology and Environmental Studies Departments for an interdisciplinary seminar by Christopher Linder.  Chris is an awarding winning photographer/digital multi-media artist and oceanographer whose work communicates science from the lab to the field...from the Congo to Siberia.  Come discover ways to do great storytelling in a multimedia, digital age.

Chris Linder strives to bring the public into conversation with scientists and about science through the use of photography and multimedia.  After earning a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in oceanography, he spent three years in Spain working as a US Navy meteorology officer and cultivating his photography skills.  He then returned to Woods Hole, where his passions for science and photography came together.  Since 2002, he has photographed over thirty science expeditions, including sixteen to the polar regions.  His images have appeared in museums, books, and magazines, including Geo, Outdoor Photographer, Smithsonian, and Wired.  His solo exhibit titled Exploring the Arctic Seafloor debuted at the Field Museum and traveled to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the MIT Museum. He is the author of Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and The Photographer’s Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands (Countryman Press, 2007). He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

See Chris' work at:
Art for Conservation
Science on Ice
International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP)
Facebook page

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