Observation through the Senses.

Parsons School of Design, New York
Panelists: Michael J. Barany, Cindi Katz, Fernando Kawai, M.D., Katie Merz

The video documentation of the event can be found on www.objectamerica.org

Michael J. Barany
Historian of Modern Science and Mathematics

Michael J. Barany is a historian of modern science and mathematics and a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College. In his work, he attempts to find the connections between the dust on blackboards, the line items of budgets, the words in letters and journals, the conversations over tea and coffee, and the seemingly eternal truths that mathematicians spend their time creating and using in modern societies.

Cindi Katz
Professor of Geography in Environmental Psychology and Women’s Studies

Cindi Katz is Professor of Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work concerns social reproduction and the production of space, place and nature; childhood and social insecurity; and the consequences of global economic restructuring for everyday life. .

Fernando Kawai, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr Kawai is a Geriatrician and Palliative Care physician and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His research interests include: Medical education, Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Mindfulness and Contemplative Care, Medical Care of Ethnic minorities.

Katie Merz
Visual Artist

Brooklyn-born Katie Merz is a visual artist influenced by her home borough, cartoons, architecture, and silence. Her recent works are site specific murals developed in response to working on-site in a community. Architectural in scale, Merz’s large scale “glyphs” are hand drawn interpretations of the stories and histories she encounters in each place.