On Tuesday January 17 I will be giving a public lecture at the Royal College of Art in South Kensington The talk, called ‘The Cosmos Is A Work in Progress: Astronomy as Data Design’, is presented as part of the School of Visual Communications Work in Progress show.
Here is a an extract from the blurb:
The history of astronomy offers a platform from which we can explore ideas and theories surrounding experimental communication and information design. To examine how the cosmos can fit into that our narrow frame of references is to confront complex issues of representation, illustration, visual complexity and media archaeology. What are we actually seeing when we look at space? Ken Hollings offers a guide to what you've been missing.
So get ready for optical canons, Mayan suicide gods and Saturn devouring his children. The talk is scheduled to start at 4.30. This is a free event, but you will need a ticket to attend. You can order those by clicking here.
For more information on the students’ WIP show, check their Facebook page here.
Pictured above: rarely seen moments in our universe.