Third Annual Discussion in the Chaos to Complexity Series May 31

SFI News:

Santa Fe Institute (SFI) and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) present the third annual discussion in the Chaos to Complexity series.

SFI Professor and VP for Science Jennifer Dunne and Eastern Band of Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn will explore the creative process in both art and science, in a discussion moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame.

The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at MoCNA’s Allan Houser Art Park (108 Cathedral Place) in Santa Fe. The event is free with paid museum admission, but seating is limited.

Shan Goshorn is a concept-based artist. Her recent work incorporates traditional Cherokee basket weaving. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art/Atlanta College of Art. She has exhibited both in the United States and abroad and her work can be found in numerous museum collections. Goshorn resides in Tulsa, Okla.

Jennifer Dunne is the Chair of Faculty and Vice President for Science at the Santa Fe Institute, where she has been on the faculty since 2007. Dunne’s research interests are in analysis, modeling, and theory related to the organization, dynamics, and function of ecosystems. Much of this work focuses on ecological networks, in particular food webs, which specify the complex feeding interactions among species in a given habitat.

The opening reception for Goshorn’s current exhibition, We Hold These Truths, is at 4 p.m., immediately following this program.

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