Tue Mar 2, 02021, 12:30AM UTC
Kishore Varanasi, Kerry Emmanuel, and Georgie Friedman
Let's Talk About the Weather
The conversation began with a virtual, visual walkthrough of Join Georgie Friedman’s remarkable multimedia exhibit Hurricane Lost at in the Emerson College’s Media Art Gallery, followed by conversation iwith the artist, climate scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel, and Kishore Varanasi of CBT.
Kishore Varanasi, a principal and Director of Urban Design at the Boston-based firm CBT, is an urban designer, strategist, and educator who specializes in developing authentic design solutions for cities at all scales that address human connection, social equity, and climate resilience. For 25 years, Varanasi has worked to shape cities and communities globally through sustainable and holistic solutions in both the public and private sectors, here in Boston and across the globe.
Dr. Kerry Emanuel is a prominent meteorologist and climate scientist who specializes in moist convection in the atmosphere, and tropical cyclones. His research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection, the role of clouds, water vapor, and upper-ocean mixing in regulation of climate, and advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction.
Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She is interested in our psychological and societal relationships to mild and severe natural phenomena. She investigates a wide range of powerful atmospheric and oceanic conditions, and is fascinated by the power of these natural elements in relationship to human fragility. She utilizes photography, video, sound, installation, engineering and the physics of light, all in order to create new experiences for viewers.
he conversation began with a virtual, visual walkthrough of Join Georgie Friedman’s remarkable multimedia exhibit Hurricane Lost at in the Emerson College’s Media Art Gallery. The exhibit featured luscious flowing images and sounds providing an immersive reflection on the innate beauty and power of weather and, specifically, hurricanes. The tour was followed by remarks and a panel conversation including the artist Georgie Friedman, Dr. Kerry Emanuel, a prominent meteorologist and climate scientist specializing in atmospheric convection and tropical cyclones, and Kishore Varanasi, an urban designer and Director of Urban Design at the Boston-based firm CBT.
The complete conversation is available in the event video.