Part science lecture, part weather observation training and part collective poetic gesture. Led by Nature Lab graduate assistant Mara Menahan (RISD MFA Illustration 2024).
We’ll start by thinking of the sky as a layered membrane between the earth’s surface and outer space, using science to better understand what makes this planet’s atmosphere so incredibly unique. Then we’ll think about scientific instruments and the way they are extensions of human senses and Mara will orient you to the world of weather balloons, radiosondes, anemometers, etc. before going outside to perform a standard scientific weather observation. We’ll also spend some time looking at artworks that relate to the sky and end with a collective artistic gesture with the weather data we collect.
See event on Involved: https://involved.risd.edu/event/9032594