Science and Art: Water photography event

Earth Science professor Jeffrey Karson and Transmedia professors Susannah Sayler and Ed Morris came together in Watson Theater on Nov. 2 for a discussion of Water and Photography. The event was moderated by art history professor Romita Ray, who steered the conversation toward questions of why water is an inspiring subject for scientists and artists, how the technology influences their perspective on water, and what kinds of messages they are trying to convey with their photographs.

Dr. Karson has photographed the deep ocean floor and is the author of Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust (Cambridge UP, 2015). Sayler and Morris run the Canary Project and The Canary Lab at Syracuse University, which “develops research-based art and media focused on ecology.”

The event was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the SU Humanities Center, Renee Crown University Honors Program, Art and Music Histories, Light Work, Multimedia Photography and Design, Art Education, The Canary Lab, Communications and Rhetorical Studies, Earth Sciences, Geography, Science Communications, and Science Teaching.