MDI Science Café — From Debris to Art
The topic of the MDI Science Café for Monday, September 14, 2020 will be our current Art Meets Science project, “The first in a series of Art Meets Science 2020 programs, From Debris to Art partners eco-artist Mariah Reading with MDI Biological Laboratory’s Community Lab manager Anna Farrell.
Using Anecdata, a unique citizen science software program created at MDIBL, the artist will engage directly with scientists and community members to gather human-made debris from our beaches and use debris to create works of art. Completed art will be displayed on Anecdata’s online gallery “From Debris to Art.”
Exploring the intersection of art and science, this project will encourage participants of all ages to find their creative voice while raising awareness of the impact of plastics and other debris on the health of our coastal environment. Through the process of collecting, documenting and recycling debris found along the coast, participants will be asked to identify the trash source, define concrete steps that can be implemented to reduce waste and raise awareness within their communities.
“From Debris to Art” was made possible through the generous support of the Onion Foundation.
We ask attendees to please preregister online so that we can send you the link to the online presentation. Learn more and register: https://mdibl.org/event/mdi-science-cafe-2020-09-14/