Jennifer Jacquet and James Prosek in Conversation

Join us for a DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) Experiment online. Launched in 2011, DASER is a discussion forum providing a snapshot of multidisciplinary projects and fostering networking across disciplines. This month, environmental scientist Jennifer Jacquet and artist and writer James Prosek engage in a conversation on Zoom with time for Q&A and interaction with the audience.

Jennifer Jacquet is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU and affiliated faculty in the Center for Data Science and the Stern School of Business. She is an environmental social scientist interested in large-scale cooperation dilemmas, especially overfishing, wildlife trafficking, and climate change. She is the co-author of “The Great Fish Pain Debate” to be published in the Summer 2020 edition of Issues in Science and Technology. She is the author of Is Shame Neccessary? (Pantheon, 2015), about the evolution, function, and future of the use of social disapproval.

James Prosek is an artist, writer, and naturalist who published his first book, Trout: An Illustrated History (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996), at age 19. Prosek brings his love of the natural world and his lifelong fascination with the naming and classification of nature to his artwork. His work is featured in the current exhibition James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice at Yale University Art Gallery. He has exhibited at the National Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. His book Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish (HarperCollins, 2010) was a New York Times Book Review editor’s choice, and is the subject of a documentary for the PBS series Nature that aired in 2013. His work is also featured in the Summer 2020 edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

Registering for this event is the only way to receive advance copies of Jacquet and Prosek’s articles in Issues in Science and Technology.


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