Opening + Artist’s Talk: Elder

You are invited to the opening of Natalie Settles’ newest large-scale public art commission. Elder is an architectural glasswork that forms the prow of the Hillcrest Residences in Pittsburgh, a project of the Community Builders. Join the Office of Public Art and The Community Builders to celebrate the opening of this new artwork, and to

Culture Cocktails

Are you always reading something – perhaps even several books at a time? I like the way that books can often bleed into one another – the ideas and narrative flowing together, connecting, and mutually informing each other. There are some books for which I cannot remember which parts belonged to which, and I enjoy

The Camel Riddle

Cross-disciplinary work traces the edges of a larger reality that no one discipline can know completely. Over the years I developed curious shorthand to begin conversations about this bigger picture with colleagues in the sciences – one playful tack has taken on the affectionate name, “The Camel Riddle.” It started in grad school when I