BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Failure will be the topic of conversation at
the Science & Art Cabaret on Wednesday, as area thinkers meet
to discuss everything from Einstein's most famous mistake to a
nearly botched performance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
The event, titled "Fail," is free and open to the public.
It begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Ninth Ward at
Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Guests will enjoy a night of
entertaining conversation and a cash bar.
The Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret presents several events a
year where members of the public are invited to grab a drink and
listen to top university scientists and creative minds talk about
their work. The series is organized by the University at Buffalo,
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Buffalo Museum of Science,
with support from Greatbatch Medical.
Co-founder Will Kinney, a UB associate professor of physics,
describes the event as "an entertaining mash-up of cutting-edge
science and technology with art, music, poetry and
"Fail" is the 11th cabaret held since 2009. The lineup for the
night will include:
- Salvatore Rappoccio, UB assistant professor of physics, on
- Gary Nickard, UB clinical associate professor of visual
studies, on "Failure at the Albright-Knox" (which will describe how
he dealt with unforeseen problems during a piano destruction
- Scott Watson, assistant professor of physics at Syracuse
University, on "Einstein's Biggest Blunder"
- A screening of videos on art and failure created by New York
City-based artist David Kramer
For information on the Science & Art Cabaret and past
events, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13376