Public Events

'Can we eat fish in the future? Different tales from the world's oceans'
Thursday December 11, 2014
Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC School of Music

A multimedia presentation and panel discussion open to the UBC community and the general public will be held on the evening of December 11, 2014.  This event features the UBC School of Music's Laptop Orchestra, whcih will present the more abstract components of the Roundtable theme through the use of sound and imagery. The Laptop orchestra will present two works involving live instruments, electronic sounds and video projection.  At times the video and audio materials will respond to gestures from the ensemble performers and at other times they will run independent of the performers.  The two works present different interpretations of the interactions and interplay between nature and humans with respect to oceans, fishing and the earth’s ecosystem.  These multimedia works use layering, juxtaposition and imagery to depict the complexities of the issues being discussed at the Research Roundtable.

The evening will also feature an art exhibition composed of pieces produced as a science communication project for ocean literacy funded by the Nereus Program. The exhibition will include fifteen original pieces by the American painter, Jenn Paul Glaser, each uniquely created from the artist’s conversations with researchers working in different ocean-related disciplines. The event will also include a brief discussion with the artist about this project.