Language is never perfect. Danish physicist Neils Bohr said, ‘We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.’ We know that he is talking about the way we speak, the world of analogies, the universe of description. How can one narrate the atom? Musicians John-Paul Muir and The Man Who Wasn’t There alongside poet Alicia Sometimes will play with the art of analogy and impressions, exploring science, art and the language of improvisation.
Date: October 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: William Goodenough House, Goodenough College