2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Artistic and scientific fieldwork at the South Pole: Inquiry at the edge of possibility


Donald Fortescue operating his Baernjo in Iceland, 2012.
Photo by: Donald Fortescue

Summary

Event Number:
W-467-M/S

Program Manager:
Ms. Valentine Kass

ASC POC/Implementer:
Judy Shiple / Elaine Hood


Principal Investigator

Mr. Donald Fortescue
dfortescue@cca.edu

Oakland, California

Project Web Site:
http://donaldfortescue.net


Location

Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station, South Pole Station
Research Locations: Near stations


Description

The artist will travel to McMurdo and South Pole Stations to create original artworks and to collaborate with scientists at the South Pole's IceCube Neutrino Observatory (A-333-S). The proposed work will use digital technologies in tandem with older methods and craftsmanship associated with expeditions of discovery from the Enlightenment to the early 20th century.


Field Season Overview

Donald Fortescue will travel to Amundsen-Scott South Pole and McMurdo stations to create original artworks and to collaborate with scientists at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (Halzen, 0937462) at the South Pole. The proposed work will use digital technologies in tandem with the older methods and craftsmanship associated with expeditions of discovery from the Enlightenment Era to the early 20th century.


Deploying Team Members

  • Donald Fortescue (PI)