Wednesday, May 15, 2013

PAST: ART + SCIENCE: "Prometheus Unbound" A DASER Special with Scientist Talks + local Singer/Songwriter Margot MacDonald and DJ AutoRock on THURS, May 15th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Free, RSVP Required

Prometheus Unbound: A DASER Special 
Thursday, May 15th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, RSVP required, please bring photo ID 

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of SciencesthirstDC, and The Science & Entertainment Exchange announce Prometheus Unbound: A DASER Special, a collaborative live event at the National Academy of Sciences. The event will feature local singer-songwriter Margot MacDonald and DJ AutoRock playing music and scientists from NIH, Johns Hopkins, Columbia University, and NAS scientists. You can join or follow the twitter conversation at #DASERthirst.

Prometheus Unbound brings together a group of diverse experts for an entertaining look at the science behind the popular movie Prometheus (2012). The panel of experts includes: Summer Ash, Astrophysicist and Director of Outreach, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, New York City; Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, MD; Michael Sappol, Historian, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; and Eric Schulze, Molecular Biologist and Co-Founder, Creative Director, and Chief Nerd, thirstDC, Washington, D.C. JD Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, moderates the discussion.

About the organizers: Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences sponsors exhibitions, film screenings, the quasi-monthly salon called D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), and other events that explore relationships among the arts and sciences. The Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming.  thirstDC aims to create and foster thought leaders both on and off stage by crafting an informal environment where world renowned experts socialize, interact with, and inspire attendees in a lounge atmosphere. thirstDC: Be utterly fascinating.

Margot MacDonald and DJ AutoRock will provide creative disruptions. Included in NPR’s Favorite Discoveries from the 2013 CMJ Music Festival and voted 2014 Best Singer by Washington City Paper readers; songwriter, vocalist, and live looper Margot MacDonald embodies a one-woman band. With his former band Big/Bright and as a DJ, AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Howard Theater, U Street Music Hall, Black Cat and other venues around Washington, D.C. His monthly party MASS APPEAL is now in its sixth year at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

The National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Auditorium and Great Hall
Metro: Foggy Bottom and walk about 13 minutes or see metro trip-planner for bus options, ie 80 bus, that may get you closer. 

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