Who knew Superhero Clubhouse and CCAFS could be a match made in heaven?
Later in the night, installation artist Jackie Brookner took a seat across from me.
We’re also planning our second “date” to talk about some of the ways Jackie could get involved in a few of these projects, which is exactly what Phillips had in mind when they planned the event.
“While we don’t intend to play matchmaker per se, nor tell people what they should work on together, we want to catalyze and support these natural connections,” she said.
The half-life of C is approximately 5730 years, which is too short for this method to be used to date material millions of years old.
“The essence of inquiry at its heart is incredibly similar.” And though their outputs might look different, even they share some similarities.She creates art near water, particularly human-made systems such as stormwater drains and river diversions.These places inspire her because of their paradox: water is essential to life yet we go through great efforts to tame it due to fear of what it can do if left to run free.The absolute dating method first appeared in 1907 with Lord Rutherford and Professor Boltwood at Yale University, but wasn’t accepted until the 1950s.The first method was based on radioactive elements whose property of decay occurs at a constant rate, known as the half-life of the isotope.Today, many different radioactive elements have been used, but the most famous absolute dating method is radiocarbon dating, which uses the isotope C.This isotope, which can be found in organic materials and can be used only to date organic materials, has been incorrectly used by many to make dating assumptions for non-organic material such as stone buildings.“We chose a speed dating format to absolutely guarantee interaction between artists and scientists,” Phillips said.And interact we did, with scientists sitting across artists for staccato four-minute bursts of discussion before moving onto the next.One need only look at the chaos of the floods in Thailand or the Missouri River earlier this year to see examples of why those fears can be well founded.By creating large works near water, Jackie’s told me her goal was to help ease some of those fears and create public spaces for people to engage with the water that sustains their communities.