Trash Talk Lecture: Terrible and Charismatic Waste
Thursday, February 9, 6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Geological Lecture Hall (24 Oxford St., Cambridge). The lecture will be followed by a public reception at the Peabody Museum (11 Divinity Ave.).
Aberrant Waste: Ocean Plastics
Wednesday, February 15, 5:30-7:00 pm
Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South, New York, NY
This illustrated talk will focus on a single sample of ocean plastics taken from the North Pacific Ocean and follow the threads of how it was collected, how samples are used in science and advocacy, their place in the popular imagination, and how an individual specimen can and cannot scale up to illuminate a new global pollution that will characterize the twenty-first century. More details
The speaker is Max Liboiron, ABD, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University; Regional Co-Director of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, and co-author of the Discard Studies Blog.
A version of a similar talk is available as a podcast via the Material World Blog’s Occasional Paper Series.