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UNCERTAINTY was a science-art exhibition at the Williamson Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design, October 11, 2016 to January 22, 2017. The video documents the exhibition.

  • Stephen Nowlin
    Exhibition videos: PAGES; WORLDS; REALSPACE
  • Stephen Nowlin
  • Stephen Nowlin
  • Stephen Nowlin
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Stephen Nowlin

Stephen Nowlin is a maker/curator and founding director of ArtCenter College of Design’s Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, California. He has initiated multiple curatorial projects puzzling over the intersection of science and art, organized artist-scientist collaborations and festivals, and written essays for numerous exhibition catalogs and publications including SciArt Magazine, Leonardo Journal, Interalia Magazine, STEAM Journal, Skeptical Inquirer Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, and KCET Artbound. His exhibitions amplify the art-science discourse and promote its innate critique of memetic supernatural belief systems. Nowlin received an MFA degree in fine art at ArtCenter and a BFA in design from California Institute of the Arts.

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Director Statement

This documentation of the exhibition UNCERTAINTY consists of still photos and iPhone video, compiled and edited in iMovie on a MacBook Pro laptop while sitting on the director's living room sofa sipping large quantities of Peet's Coffee. The exhibition celebrated the maxim of provisional knowledge in science, and uncertainty as the wellspring of our desire to seek and to know more. It did not directly address the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and the limits of precision, but rather pondered uncertainty as a creative state of mind.