LABSCAPES: Views Through the Microscope

January 17 - March 23, 2018


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LABSCAPES: Views Through the Microscope

Opening Reception: February 15, 7-8:30pm

The Osher Marin JCC is excited to present LABSCAPES: Views Through the Microscope, courtesy of the American Technion Society (ATS) and the Technion-Israel Insitute of Technology (Technion), Israel. Please join us for a reception Thursday, February 15, with an ATS representative and learn more about the worlds contained within the microscope. Light refreshments will be served.

When we envision the great landscapes depicted by artists through the ages, what likely comes to mind are looming mountains, raging seas, vast deserts and giant redwoods. In short, the wide-open spaces of our natural world.

But there’s a mysterious world that is far smaller but no less beautiful—the world as seen through a microscope. At the Technion, Israel’s leading science and technology university, scientists and researchers work to solve our world’s greatest challenges, focusing on innovation in areas ranging from biotechnology and aerospace to nanotechnology and computer science. Walk into any lab at the Technion and prepare to be amazed by the breakthroughs in fields from clean energy to cancer research and live-tissue generation.

LABSCAPES brings that sense of wonder to the community by offering a rare chance to peek over the shoulders of some of the world’s most renowned researchers.

The images on exhibit are taken by researchers with a range of microscopes used in the fields of chemistry, physics, life sciences, engineering and medicine. The images are beautiful reminders that human perception is a feeble means by which to comprehend the large and layered world we inhabit.

Curated by Anat Har-Gil, an artistically gifted member of the Technion’s Computing and Information Systems Department, LABSCAPES presents vivid photos that at first glance might seem reminiscent of spectacular natural vistas.

Look more closely and you’ll discover the unexpected—a close-up view of a tiny yet boundless frontier, revealed through the power of the modern microscope. Crystals, bacteria, human cells and other once-mysterious entities, invisible to the naked eye but adding up to a larger pattern of insight and progress.


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