SPWS Guest Lecture 10/19/08: Andrea Polli, Ground Truth

S.P. Weather Station Guest Lecture Series presents:

Andrea Polli
speaking about Ground Truth
a video project about weather and climate observation at the South Pole

Sunday, October 19th 4PM
(free and open to the public)

SP Weather Station, 46-01 5th Street, Long Island City, (go to side entrance on 46th Ave between 5th Street and Vernon Ave)

About Andrea Polli:
Andrea Polli’s electronic media works explore global systems and human experience. She often collaborates with atmospheric and climate scientists. Recent works include: a series of sonifications of projected climate change in Central Park and real-time multi-channel sonifications and visualizations of Arctic weather changes and urban air quality. She recently spent seven weeks in Antarctica on a National Science Foundation funded project, see 90degreessouth.org, and she teaches in the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program at Hunter College/CUNY.

About Ground Truth:
Ground Truth is a 12 minute short documentary, directed by Andrea Polli, which follows weather and climate observation at the South Pole, McMurdo Station and field sites in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and asks why people go to remote, uncomfortable and often hazardous locations, doing what is known as ‘ground truthing.’

About SP Weather Station:
SP Weather Station is an artist-run weather station in Long Island City, Queens, founded by Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson using a LaCrosse WS-2310TWC Wireless Weather Station kit. In addition to recording local weather conditions, SP Weather Station maintains a weather-related blog, publishes the SP Weather Report (produced at intervals in collaboration with guest interpreters) and hosts public events such as the Guest Lecture Series, held erratically at the SP Weather Station base in Long Island City. This is the fourth Guest Lecture at SPWS. For events and updates visit www.spweatherstation.net

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