Steve Miller: Seeing Science
Curated by Marvin Heiferman
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
is a year-long project whose goal is to explore:
- the central role photographic images play in defining, shaping, promoting, and furthering science.
- how photographic images made in and about the sciences impact public opinion, policy and funding, science education, as well as visual and popular culture.
Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE will look at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. SEEING SCIENCE also investigates how the sciences—as well as scientists as cultural figures–are represented within the sciences and the arts, in the news, on social media, and in commercial and vernacular imagery.
SEEING SCIENCE producer and curator Marvin Heiferman creates projects about photography and visual culture for institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Heiferman has written for numerous publications, monographs, magazines and blogs, including The New York Times, CNN, Artforum, Design Observer, Gagosian Quarterly, Art in America, and Aperture. Author and/or editor of over two dozen books on visual culture, his most recent book is Photography Changes Everything (Aperture/Smithsonian, 2012). A Visiting Senior Research Scholar at UMBC, Heiferman is also a core faculty member in the School of Visual Arts MFA Program in Photography, Video & Related Media and the ICP/Bard College MFA Program in Advances Photographic Studies in New York.