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Odd Salon DECAY “ALL THAT REMAINS”
October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Join us at the (virtual) Exploratorium this month for Odd Salon DECAY, an Exploratorium Residency!
ODD SALON DECAY
Stories of disintegration & decomposition, deep time, dead science, & the reclamation of nature
We are so excited to bring Odd Salon to the Exploratorium as part of a month-long residency, featuring three Exploratorium After Dark Online programs on October 8, 15, and 29.
Organic matter, part of what makes up living organisms, can be defined as material in the process of decay. Though life may be gone, it’s not forgotten, as this matter cycles back through the ecosystem—creating new opportunities for life. Tonight, scale down to the smallest forms of life to discover how organisms break down and understand the journey they take to reincarnate anew.
Christina Liu ~ The Tragic Death & Hopeful Legacy of the World’s Oldest Tree
In 1964 a young geographer unknowingly killed the oldest tree in the world. Despite the untimely demise of this special tree, it changed his career and the scientific community’s perception of age, radioactive decay, and climate change.
Egan Hirvela ~ Incorruptible: Padre Pio’s Life After Death
Padre Pio has long been a notable figure in the Catholic Church. Part of the conditions for his canonization was to have his body exhumed in 2008 to see if his mortal remains were ‘incorruptible’. But what does incorruptibility mean? Why does it happen and what causes it?
Curated by Odd Salon Fellow Kate O’Donnell
ALL EVENTS IN THIS SERIES ARE STREAMING ONLINE | Ages 18+ | FREE