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January 2018

Art Inspired by Networks

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market St
Philadelphia, United States
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From social networks to brain networks that enable cognition, networks are everywhere. They describe how entities — people, objects, organisms, etc. — are connected and interact with each other. Young artists, from middle school students to young professionals, participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program spend six weeks interning with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. They learn from scientists performing cutting-edge research in network science and create art to visually interpret and capture the intricacies of networks in novel ways.

Networks Within and Around Us features artwork by Yixiong Eason Bai, Brittany Bennett, Cody Bluett, Marie Elcin, John Freeman, Tamir Gorham, Nicholas Hanchak, Sara Hodgson, Rebecca Kellner, Katherine Khorassani, David Krevolin, Adam Lastowka, Evelyn McLear and Noemi Charlotte Thieves. The exhibition is curated by Sara Hodgson.

The PENN Network Visualization Program is run by Dr. Danielle Bassett, an American physicist and systems neuroscientist who was the youngest individual to be awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2014. She was also awarded a 2014 Sloan fellowship. Bassett is the Skirkanich Associate Professor of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, where she applies network science to the study of learning in the human brain in addition to the study of other complex physical and biological systems. She received a B.S. in physics from Pennsylvania State University in 2004, and her CPGS and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

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