Season 2, Episode 3: PLOT (Rebecca Kamen)

A self-professed “artist with natural philosophy tendencies,” Rebecca Kamen has worked on collaborative projects at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, the Kavli Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, and at the National Institutes of Health. Currently, Professor Kamen serves as artist in residence in The Computational Neuroscience Initiative and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. On July 16, 2019, the Library Company welcomed her into our reading room discuss her most recent art project, entitled PLOT. Inspired by the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission, PLOT sheds new light on our relationship to the moon prior well before the advent of the camera.

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Johann Hevelius, Selenographia

Nasmyth & Carpenter, The Moon: Considered as a Planet, A World, and a Satellite (1874)

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