Art Galleries

Knowledge Hacking

When: Sept. 15-Oct. 9 2010

Science fans who missed the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose in mid-September may want to visit Knowledge Hacking, a related show featuring collaborative projects by teams of artists and scientists too numerous to list here. Organized by UC's Department of Art Practices and the Berkeley Center for New Media, this show features "Wonderarium," Yvette Molina and Sarah Filley's proposal for a large spherical, floating, advanced-tech terrarium for Lake Merritt; Stephen Wilson and Liwei Lin's "Energy Harvesting for Public Art," ideas for capturing otherwise lost human biomechanical energy; and Pinar Yoldas and David J. Paulsen's "Limbique," a MRI coronal-slice scan of the brain's limbic system transformed into a color-coded acrylic sculpture -- fun for the nucleus accumbens pleasure center (yellow) and positive feedback for the complementary goal-evaluating caudate nucleus (purple). Knowledge Hacking runs through October 9 at Worth Ryder Gallery (116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley)

DeWitt Cheng

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