Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

June 22, 2013 | 2 - 4 pmMoCNA Artist and SFI Scientist Discussion Series

Chaos to Complexity:  The Particular in the Universal, and the Universal in the Particular

Luís M.A. Bettencourt,  Kade L. Twist  and  Valerie Plame Wilson

MoCNA and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host the second Chaos to Complexity series exploring the creative process in art and science. SFI Professor Luís M.A. Bettencourt and Cherokee artist Kade L. Twist discuss whether Native artists and complexity scientists are so far apart in The Particular in the Universal, and the Universal in the Particular. The discussion will be moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame Wilson.

Luís M.A. Bettencourt is an SFI professor and a former senior scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His focus is to understand complex systems: how cities function and grow, how the brain achieves cognition, how diseases spread, and what conditions lead to innovation.

Kade L. Twist (Cherokee Nation) is an interdisciplinary artist working with video, installation, sound and text. Twist’s work combines re-imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism and American Indian cultural self-determination.

Images left to right – Luís M.A. Bettencourt, Kade L. Twist and Valerie Plame Wilson

 

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