Rough Draft presents…Constellations: Mapping Space

This Friday (Feb. 21st) is the inaugural event of the Ohio State Humanities Institute Pilot Working Group Rough Draft that I have created with Dani Leventhal (OSU Art Dept). It is an interdisciplinary colloquium called Constellations: Mapping Space that explores the visualizing methods for representing the night sky in the Humanities, Arts and beyond. A series of speakers will present on a range of mapping processes, from the narratives of ancient poets and Medieval maps to cutting-edge astronomy and contemporary film and photography.

Participants: Jeanne Liotta (Film UC Boulder – via Skype), David Weinberg (OSU Astronomy), Aspen Mays (OSU Photography), Karl Whittington (OSU Art History),  Richard Fletcher (OSU Classics)      

I will be presenting on Manilius’ Astronomica – specifically the various ways the Roman poet visualizes the relationships between the constellations. 

For more info on Rough Draft & upcoming events, visit: http://huminst.osu.edu/rough-draft    

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