By combining the intensity of poetry with vivid imagery, The Poetry of Science aims to strengthen the voices and experiences of distinct communities of color, synthesizing a striking poetic and visual language to help fill the gap between the sciences and the humanities.
The Poetry of Science creates positive associations between people of color, the arts, the sciences, how nature is perceived, and what it means to generate knowledge.
Presented are the visual representation of scientists as integral parts of the natural landscape, embedded into the very foundation of reality that they study, observe, seek to understand, and create. Accompanying each image is original poetry that sheds light on the awesome power of the sciences and their unique role in the lives of each scientist.
This exhibition is made possible by an array of members, including:
- Joshua Sariñana, PhD, Director of The Poetry of Science; 2011 MIT Alumni, Brain and Cognitive Science (Course 9)
- Linsey Jayne, MFA, Program Manager of The Poetry of Science
- Vanessa Leroy, Photographer, The Poetry of Science
- Meg Carleton, LMHC, ATR-BC, Artistic Director, The Peoples’ heART (Health Equity x Art)
- Daniel Chonde, MD PhD, Executive Director, The Peoples’ heART (Health Equity x Art); 2007 MIT Alumni, Physics (Course 8) and 2015 Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology alumni, Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
- Diya Ghosh, MA, Installation Artist of The Peoples’ heART
- The Cambridge Arts Council Art for Racial Justice Grant