The next Skinny Tuesday presentation at the Gallaudet Gatehouse, aka FUNCOLAB, will occur on February 21st, from 6-8PM. (Interpreters Provided)
This month’s presenter, Rita Blaik, is an artist and scientist that uses creative syncretic methods within her research process as a materials scientist.
FUNcolab Skinny Tuesdays (Interpreters Provided)
(Monthly Lectures/Performances at 6pm)
***Tuesday, February 14, 6 p.m., Gatehouse***
Presenter: Rita Blaik (Materials Scientist and Artist)
The next Skinny Tuesday presentation at the Gallaudet Gatehouse, aka FUNCOLAB, will occur on February 21st, from 6-8PM.
This month’s presenter, Rita Blaik, is an artist and scientist that uses creative syncretic methods within her research process as a materials scientist. Blaik, is a UCLA PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with a specialization in biomaterials from the University of California, Irvine. During that time she co-found UCI MatSci, a student chapter of the nationally recognized society Material Advantage, which began an outreach program to local high school students. At UCLA she is a proud fellow of the IGERT Clean Energy for Green Industry fellowship and works with professor Bruce Dunn on biological fuel cell systems and architectures. She continues to develop her science outreach career; since 2008 she has been an instructor with the Sci|Art NanoLab and as of fall 2011, is the Art|Sci Center Networking and Outreach Coordinator. She is also a photographer, incorporating her point of view as a materials scientist by using photographic techniques to transform the apparent state of materials.
“What’s the skinny?”
The FUNcolab holds “Skinny Tuesdays” the first Tuesday of every month at the old Gallaudet Gatehouse. Skinny Tuesdays are an informal dialogue on syncretic forms of research, creative thoughts, and new cross disciplinary developments in art, technology, philosophy, and the sciences. Guest speakers from varying creative, philosophical, technical, and scientific backgrounds are invited to speak, present their projects, and to discuss creative ideas with attendees. This is an open forum, so attendees are invited to bring/share their own projects, techniques, and discoveries. A full spread of veggies, fruit and cheese are served.