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Oct 8 Creative Fusion at the Peabody Essex Museum

Oct 8 Creative Fusion at the Peabody Essex Museum

Creative Fusion Art/Science and Technology – The Business of Art

The Peabody Essex Museum extends a special invitation to NSTC members to attend this event. This is complimentary (no charge) advance registration required. Please register by October 6th. To register, contact:

Elliot Isen
email: elliot_isen@pem.org
telephone: 978-542-1853


The creative fusion of art, science and technology shapes the Peabody Essex Museum’s unique identity and impacts our world. Join us as we explore the intersection of these three disciplines through interactive experiences and conversations to spark your own creativity and imagination.

Moderated by:
Joshua Basseches, Deputy Director, Peabody Essex Museum


The AMG Foundation
R.O. Marzilli
Wells Fargo
Windover Construction

Additional support provided by Capers Catering.


161 Essex Street`
Salem MA 01970

Date and Time

Begins: 10/08/2015 06:30 PM
Ends: 10/08/2015 09:30 PM

Experiences – 1

The oPhone– Jim Olsen

The oPhone delivers a scent electronically just like a text message, allowing users to experience aromas, emotions and memories from around the world. See (and smell) for yourself how PEM’s exploring ways to integrate this technology into the museum experience

As director of integrated media
at the Peabody Essex Museum,
Jim Olson leads the team that conceptualizes and produces all in-gallery interactives, video and audio productions. From 2007 to 2011, he taught Museums and New Media in the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. He worked at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College for 12 years before joining PEM.

Experiences – 2

The Art of Watchmaking– Gary Cruz

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see one of Audemars Piguet’s master watchmakers blend science and technology into art.

Audemars Piguet is the national sponsor of Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen and is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families. Since 1875, the company has created watches in limited series in the Vallée de
Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura. Gary Cruz is a watchmaker and trainer.

Experiences – 3

Navigational Instruments: Art/Science/Technology– George Schwartz

Explore the museum founders’ early appreciation for art, science and technology through PEM’s finest and most comprehensive collection of maritime art and objects, including navigational instruments.

George Schwartz, a curatorial scholar at the Peabody Essex Museum, holds his Ph.D. in
American and New England Studies from Boston University. He has worked on several
of PEM’s most successful exhibitions including Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic
Sea, and co-curated The Yachting Photography of Willard B. Jackson.

Experiences – 4

The Art of Making a Strandbeest– Doneeca Thurston

Use your imagination and a few everyday materials such as rubber bands, straws, paper clips and cardboard to design and develop your own mini-beest.

Doneeca Thurston, PEM’s adult programs coordinator, is responsible for the museum’s successful monthly evening party series PEM/PM and manages the museum’s tinker space, the Maker Lounge. Before joining PEM last November, Thurston worked at the Lynn Museum & Historical Society.

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