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Sensing Change: Can Art and Science Work Together to Communicate the Intimacy and Immediacy of Environmental Change?

Jody Roberts

  • Director, Center for Contemporary History and Policy
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation

In the first enLIGHTeNING Lunch of the academic year, Dr. Jody Roberts will discuss an upcoming exhibit planned to open in July 2013 that explores the ways in which art about, and the result of, local environments might provide an alternative means of communicating about complex topics like climate change. He will outline the artists, public installations, programming, and the ways in which his group hopes to study the exhibit as a means for developing tools for public engagement with science. A question and answer session will follow.

Roberts’s work explores the intersections of emerging molecular sciences and public policy and the ways in which tensions brought about between the two get resolved. He lectures in the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania and in the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University.

Join the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes for a lunchtime presentation, discussion, and pizza. Please RSVP to

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.