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In Conversation: Artist Georgie Friedman and Dr. Kerry Emanuel

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join MIT colleagues artist Georgie Friedman and atmospheric scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel for a conversation at the intersection of science and art. In their virtual conversation, Friedman and Emanuel will discuss the science of climate change, its effects on extreme weather, and the role of art as a means for environmental awareness. RSVP at

Friedman’s new exhibition at Emerson Contemporary, Georgie Friedman: Hurricane Lost transforms the entire gallery into a singular site-specific, sculptural video installation that inventively addresses the climate crisis not by providing more scientific data, facts, and figures, but rather by enticing a visceral, emotive response through an immersive sound and light environment. What can we expect in the future under scenarios of acting now or failing to do so?

Emanuel is a prominent meteorologist and climate scientist who specializes in moist convection in the atmosphere, and tropical cyclones. His research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection, the role of clouds, water vapor, and upper-ocean mixing in regulation of climate, and advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction.

Georgie Friedman: Hurricane Lost is on view in the Media Art Gallery at 25 Avery Street, from January 27 through April 4. Private viewings available upon request.

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