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Science as Art in Artists' Books

February 1-May 10, 2019 

The adage “more art than science” presupposes an intellectual separation between these two fields. Yet artists and scientists alike ask questions, observe phenomena, experiment with materials, make discoveries, and present information. Artists’ books can be sites for reconsidering some of the disciplinary debates and divides between art and science. This exhibition showcases works from Arts Library Special Collections that are scientific in subject, method, aesthetic, or some combination thereof.

Image copyright Dudley Zopp. Used with permission.

Ensemble at Yale
Join us for an Ensemble@Yale Transcribe-a-thon!

Ensemble@Yale premiered last year, aiming to transform historic programs from the Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre into searchable text through crowdsourced transcription. With your help transcribing digitized programs, we will be able to answer more questions about Yale’s theatrical history, such as “what is the most-produced play at Yale?” or “which actors have played Hamlet on our stages?” You can be a steward of this history by joining us for one or more Transcribe-a-thons!

At the Haas Arts Library, we’ll have entertainment between transcribing sessions including Yale Rep Trivia for prizes, a hands-on look at original programs from Arts Library Special Collections, snacks, and more. At the DHLab, we’ll have a tour of the new Franke Family Digital Humanities Lab, and a digital exhibit created for the 50th anniversary of Yale Rep up on the big screens. Take a break from your research and be a part of the crowd in crowdsourcing!

Haas Arts Library

Monday, November 12 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 16 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory
(Sterling Memorial Library)

Friday, November 30 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Please note: Bring your own computer to all events (smartphones and tablets are not compatible with Ensemble@Yale).