The Cabinet: On Narrative

Friday, April 12th, 7pm

Featured in this month's Cabinet:

Scott Waitukaitis is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago. His research has wandered through magnetic signals in solar flares, quantum computing in cold atoms, triboelectrification in dusts and grains, and shear thickening in non-Newtonian fluids. Broadly speaking, his work seeks to uncover mystery in the ordinary and order in the complex. Outside of science, he dabbles in language, languages, and art.

Stephen “Seed” Lynn is a teacher, artist, problem solver (and troublemaker) currently living in the Chicagoland area. Through a practice that heralds deep listening and sharing, Seed assists communities in the emergence of their most necessary narratives, often across political, social and cultural boundaries. Currently, his work is applied in the broader contexts of new media, game design, policy and research. He builds on the legacy of story-catchers and -tellers alike, and those whose deepest vocation is to lend voice to those most silenced by oppression.

Ty Turley is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics. His research focuses on the social dimensions of development policy. He studies how NGOs and government programs interact with informal institutions at the village level in poor, developing countries. He is also interested in using film to educate and disseminate his research findings.

Sophia Rhee received her BFA in 2011 from New York University, New York, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Chicago. She works in the mediums of video and film. Her work is interested in historical and ethnographic representation on motion film and how particular cinematic forms can be utilized or dismantled as a means of making new forms and old forms anew.

Chris Russell is a second-year PhD student in Radio, Television, and Film at Northwestern University. His research focuses primarily on gender and computing culture, often in the context of digital gaming. His dissertation, tentatively titledNerds: Masculinity and Procedural Culture, is a cultural history of the gendering of computation through the figures of the nerd and the dork.

Philip Ehrenberg is a third-year year in the College studying philosophy. His interests in the field include bioethics and conceptions of autonomy and justice. His art medium of choice is film, though he is currently exploring and greatly enjoying game design.


The Cabinet: On Models

Thursday, March 7th, 7pm

Featured in this month's Cabinet:

Laura Letinsky is an artist and Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College. Her color photographic series have been shown at museums and galleries including Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Nederland’s Foto Institute; The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

Anthony Adcock is a MFA candidate in the Department of Visual Arts. As a painter, he depicts hyper-realistic objects that tend to fool the eye when viewed with an emphasis on the properties of light.  Adcock, along with doctoral candidate in Physics, Samuel Meeham, have received a 2013 Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grant.

Wendy Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department, James Franck Institute, and the College. As a theoretical physicist her research focuses on fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, soft condensed matter, and biologically inspired physics.

Heinrich Jaeger is the William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Professor of Physics at the James Franck Institute and the College. His current research focuses on investigations of self-assembled nanoparticle-based structures and on studies of the packing and flow of granular materials.


The Cabinet: On Color

Friday, February 8th, 7pm

Featured in this month's Cabinet:

Steven Shevell is the Eliakam Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science, and a faculty member in the graduate program in Computational Neuroscience. Throughout his career, his research has focused on human color vision.  He has served as chair of the Color Technical Group of the Optical Society of America and as president of the Vision Sciences Society.

Jonathan Ullyot received his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago in 2010. He is currently an instructor of the Humanities Core at the College. His dissertation was entitled, “A Quest to Fail: Kafka, Céline, Beckett.”

Katherine Harvath received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Chicago. Harvath explores gestural painting and frequently includes found objects in her work.

Philippe Guyot-Sionnest is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley. His work examines the potential of physics and chemistry at the nanometer scale.

Nicholas Wong is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. He is currently working on his first poetry collection, Speak, Menagerie.

Jessica Stockholder is Professor in the Department of Visual Art and Chair. She received her MFA from Yale University. In her work, she orchestrates an intersection of pictorial and physical experience, probing how meaning derives from physicality.


The Cabinet is curated by Julie Marie Lemon, Mollie McFee, and Jen Smoose.


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