BUFFALO, N.Y. — Only at an event like Buffalo’s
Science & Art Cabaret could you find a mix of presenters this
diverse: On March 15, a physicist, a planetary geologist, a visual
studies professor and an ensemble of digital musicians will convene
to present their work on the topic of the universe.
Titled “Space,” the event is free and open to the
It will begin on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing
Arts Center at Rockwell Hall at SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood
- The Buffalo State Digital Musical Ensemble will
entertain the audience with a performance of “Albedo
0.39” from the composer Vangelis’ 1976 album of the
same name, which commemorates the Apollo moon missions.
- Kevin Williams, associate professor of earth sciences
and science education at SUNY Buffalo State, who will speak on
“Unraveling the Geologic History of Mars.”
- Gary Nickard, University at Buffalo clinical associate
professor of visual studies, who will discuss “the Canals of
Mars, a Poetological History of an Error.”
- Will Kinney, UB associate professor of physics, who will
deliver a talk titled, “On Islands in the Great Void,”
on the new golden age of searches for planets beyond the Solar
“Space” is the fourth event in the 2012-13 season of
the Science & Art Cabaret.
The event series, launched in 2009, is sponsored by the UB
College of Arts and Sciences, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
and Buffalo Museum of Science. Each gathering features short talks
by scientists and artists that center on a common theme.
“Space” is a special event in collaboration with
SUNY Buffalo State. After successful off-site showings at the
Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute and Rockwell Hall, the
Science & Art Cabaret will return to its home base of The Ninth
Ward at Babeville for the final cabaret of the season,
“Nothing,” in late April.
For information on the Science & Art Cabaret and past
events, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13376