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Jay Gould, professor of photography at Maryland Institute College of Art and HEMI’s 2016 Artist in Residence, will present a variety of new projects that depict and react to the research being done at HEMI in preparation for an exhibition at the MSE Library in April, 2017.
Using a wide range of media and processes, this work reimagines HEMI’s research using playful analogies, unique narratives and unexpected lab documentation, inviting audiences to admire the depth and fascination that extreme materials represent.
Gould received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin and his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work, which integrates scientific topics into installation, and constructed photographic projects, is widely exhibited and has won numerous national awards, such as the Berenice Abbott Prize and the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival.
The Extreme Arts Open House provides an opportunity for representatives from HEMI and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) faculty and students to learn about each other’s research interests and explore potential synergies for either the Artist in Residence program or the Summer Project/Internship.
The event is free. Researchers from HEMI will be onsite and available to discuss their interests in possible collaboration within, but not limited to, the following areas:
If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Ms. Bess Bieluczyk, email@example.com or (410) 516-7794.
Information for attendees:
If you are traveling by car, visitor parking is available in the South Garage. If you are using a GPS system for directions, the best address to use in 3101 Wyman Park Drive.
Malone Hall (#45 on the map) is located between Mason Hall and Hackerman Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus.
Robert M. Nerem (Georgia Institute of Technology) presents “Regenerative Medicine: The Hype, the Hope, and the Future” as part of a special seminar hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.
Abstract: Although the underlying concepts of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine go back more than 75 years, the term tissue engineering actually was only “coined” in the 1980s. This was followed by the 1990s being the “go-go” years with stem cells emerging as a technology, an industry developing, and the term regenerative medicine beginning to be used. There also was a lot of hype, and following the turn of the century the field entered what might be called the “sobering” years, with private sector activity falling significantly even though the science continued to advance. The last decade, however, has all the marks of being “back to the future.” Advances in cell-based therapies have been fueled by advances in stem cell science and technology and the discovery of what is required to reprogram somatic cells into stem cells, known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. For cellular therapies, a key question is what is the mechanism of action? For a specific therapy, is the mechanism one of cell replacement or is it a paracrine effect? If the latter, is it possible that one could introduce the appropriate biological signals without the use of cells? In this case the discussion shifts from “my cell is better than your cell” to “my biological signals are better than yours.” Whatever the case, one of the “holy grails” is the neurodegenerative diseases/disorders and the repair/regeneration of the central nervous system. Instead of the mixture of hype and hope in the past, and with an aging population providing the threat of a “tsunami” of neural disorders, regenerative medicine offers the real possibility of cures to these diseases/disorders in the future.
With Johns Hopkins undergraduates involved in such varied research opportunities, DREAMS provides the perfect venue to share these projects with the Hopkins community. DREAMS: A Day of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, the Arts & Humanities, Medicine, and the Sciences will be held every April showcasing the current research, scholarship and artistic endeavors of Johns Hopkins undergraduate students.
The registration deadline to present is March 31, 2017, and you can find the registration form and details, including a list of FAQ and information on free poster printing, at the DREAMS website.
A capstone exhibition of works developed over a one-year residency with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute.
Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q Level
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Artist Talk 5:30 – 6 PM
Extreme is a word often used to consider the outermost limits. We strive to find the boundaries of our existence, yet we assume that those bounds can always be pushed further. This exhibition of photographs and sculptural works uses analogy and storytelling to playfully describe how HEMI is pushing the extreme boundaries of materials, time, and scale through their research. The audience is invited to consider the imagination required to observe and test a world that is so far beyond our given, natural senses.
Visit the HEMI website for more information.