Catalyst Conversations

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monday, September 29, 2014

MIT Broad Institute, Yellowstone Room, 75 Ames Street

There exists a dual perception of storms as they are both beautiful and terrible at the same time and evoke in us a sense of the sublime. Georgie Friedman and Kerry Emanuel navigate this territory and will share their respective concerns and ideas about how storms affect us culturally, historically, and conversely, the effects of human behavior on them.  Their interests as both artist and scientist respectively lead them to similar concerns - the power of nature and the fragility of life on the planet, and many questions, among them: can art elevate our awareness and can science demystify phenomena as we seek to better understand what we do not understand.