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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 5, 2014

Inaugural Penn Network Visualization Program Gallery Event

A free event and gallery show of art derived from and inspired by network science and the artists participation in the Penn Network Visualization Program, developed by Danielle Basset, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s departments of Bioengineering and Electrica

WHO:

Danielle Bassett  
Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania 

Sara Hodgson
Artistic Director
Penn Network Visualization
ProgramDirector, Incompra Design

Brittany Bennett
Medical Illustrator 

Katherine Khorassani
Fashion Designer 

Adam Lastowka
Digital Artist 

Peter Quinn
Painter 

Haley Sharpe
Painter and Printmaker 

WHAT:

Gallery show of art derived from and inspired by network science.

WHEN:

Friday, Aug. 8, noon-2 p.m.

WHERE:

Towne Building
Raisler Lounge, Room 225
220 S. 33rd St.
University of Pennsylvania

DETAILS:

For two months five young artists from around the country have devoted their creative faculties to understanding, interpreting and creating networks. The work was inspired by their participation in the Penn Network Visualization Program, developed by Danielle Basset, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering

In addition to artistic workshops, the program consisted of a series of talks, which were given by Penn faculty and research scientists across three schools and six departments and which described the scientific questions being addressed in the Penn network science research community. 

In this inaugural event, the creations of the artists will be on display. The artists will also be on hand to describe and explain the origins of their work.   

Following this event, the pieces will be transported to local schools in an ongoing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, or STEAM, outreach program encouraging children in the exploration of the arts and sciences and in a growing appreciation of their networked world.

“We hope that this program will encourage the exploration of the space between the arts and sciences,” Bassett said. “There are insights there that can lead to a broader understanding of the world around us.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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