PubSci at the Parrish Where Sculpture, Sound and Simulation Collide


Science and art merge at the Parrish Art Museum when a Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) scientist, a Stony Brook University music professor, and an interdisciplinary artist, and composer join forces to present a lively conversation about how 3-D-printed sculptures, sound, and virtual reality can help unpack complex structures at the nanoscale.

It all happens on Friday, September 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. when the Parrish presents “Sculpture, Sound, & Simulation: Transforming Scientific Data into Interactive Art,” the second program presented in partnership with (BNL) as part of PubSci at the Parrish, a spin-off of BNL’s popular Science café series.

Moderated by Justin Eure, the panel will engage the audience in an open discussion on intersections of science and art that shape our world. Guests include Melissa Clarke, an interdisciplinary artist; Paul D. Miller, composer, artist, and writer; Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook Associate Professor of computer music; and Kevin Yager, physicist at BNL’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials.

Following the program is a dance party with Miller — aka DJ Spooky. Both programs are open to the public, with separate admission for each.

“I’m thrilled to present this inspirational and fun double bill on September 6,” said Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects. “Last year’s huge success of PubSci warranted a continuation of our collaboration with Brookhaven National Lab and having DJ Spooky on the panel is a perfect segue from exploring the mysteries of art and science to dancing the night away.”

The PubSci program will take place in a casual pub setting in the museum’s Lichtenstein Theater, where guests can purchase special menu and drink items. The panel

Admission to “Transforming Scientific Data into Interactive Art” is $12 (free for Parrish members, students and children). The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. For details visit of call (631) 283-2118.