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Speaker Series: The Collision of Art & Science
May 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$10.00
Description of Event:
Art & Science do not have to be exclusive pursuits. In fact when they are joined together the results can be both surprising and powerful. The pendulum of my vocation has swung from art to science and back again enough times for me to realize that I need both in my life and work to feel complete. In this presentation I will describe some of that journey and show you examples of the large-scale art that has come of it and where the journey is taking me next!
About the Speaker:
Douglas Ruuska is a recovering Physicist who has brought ART to Burning Man for over a dozen years, ranging from an ET Offering Altar to the one and only Flying Bicycle. In between there have been Galaxies, rotating signs, 42-foot long Slides of the Bad Idea, the Cosmic Praise spark chamber tower in 2014, flaming, flying clown heads for the Charnival in 2015, Mechanica Musica in 2016 and numerous others. Every year he has been an integral part of the management of the Boston-based theme camp Automatic Subconscious. From the humble, six-person Esplanade camp Glow Worm in 2000 to the Automatic Subconscious of today he has either lead the camp, run the construction crew or whipped the Early Crew mercilessly.
His work has shown in such diverse environments inhospitable to Art and Man as Antarctica, the Black Rock Desert and Boston. He brings his art to Regionals, Decoms, FIGMENT Boston, Open Studios and just about anywhere else that will have him. He was a major contributor to the musical pendulums for Bjork’s Biophilia Project.
Suggested donation of $10.00 for non-members