We Can Like the World Through Science!
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $8
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While some children can be thrilled by science, many can find it dull—also daunting. And science can seem very distant and not part of the same world soccer practice is in, or a best friend, or one’s own puzzling thoughts.
In this wonderful children’s event, Aesthetic Realism consultants Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy will show how science is a means of knowing about and being excited by the whole world. And they’ll show that science is a means of seeing our relation to other people and things. That relation is described in the following principle, stated by Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism: “The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.”
Ms. Allen and Mr. Murphy will take up and illustrate these sentences from Mr. Siegel’s lecture Science Is Looked At:
“The telescope and the microscope are quite obviously opposites. As Galileo felt he could get closer to the planets and did—he saw Jupiter—there were other persons, like Leeuwenhoek somewhat later, who felt they could see small things….
“When you can look at the sun or look at a planet through a telescope you feel that it is larger; but it is also smaller because your eye can take it in.
“Through the centuries, the scientist had a big desire to know. The artist, the poet, had a big desire honestly to find what was known also likable.”
What a way to see science: the opposites are always there, showing how the world and ourselves are made and how we are related to everything! Take that scientific marvel—a snowflake. No two snowflakes are just alike: while every snowflake shares a six-point structure, each is individual and unique because of how it was formed and the temperature and humidity with which it came to be. Yet that one unique flake joins other innumerable ones as it falls on park benches, streets, homes, and sometimes even eyelashes!
Don’t Keisha and Devon, like that snowflake, want to be an individual, yet be happily and honestly together with others?
Each child attending will feel with delight, This big world is related to me!Buy tickets/get more info now