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Science Pub: UNC Asheville’s STEAM Studio: wake, artist Mel Chin’s installation in Times Square
April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This presentation will follow the concept, timeline, execution, 84 hour installation and build team of Wake, the largest public sculpture to ever be installed in Times Square. We will take you on a 364 day journey of a student lead project that help to fulling realize major mechatronic and sculptural aspects of Chin’s sculpture. We will follow the design and construction of Wake at the UNC Asheville STEAM Studio, which included a 2nd static component, a over 60′ long sculpture in the form of a shipwreck. STEAM Studio is a 12,000 square foot collaborative cross-disciplinary making space founded in 2016 to support mechatronics and art at the intersection of science, design thinking and craft.
This talk will be given by representatives of the UNC Asheville’s STEAM Studio.
Science Pub events are free to the public, with free drinks and light snacks, thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Collider, Wicked Weed Brewing, Ingles Markets, and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and talks begin at 6 PM.