From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Mon Apr 18 2011 - 18:32:55 MDT
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:32:55 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: "Running the Numbers"/ Extended Hours at Museum of Natural History
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
SENDER: Dulce Aldama
DATE: April 18, 2011
SUBJECT: "Running the Numbers"/ Extended Hours at Museum of Natural History
Dear Faculty and Staff;
Have you been meaning to stop by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural
History to see the Chris Jordan exhibit: "Running the Numbers: Portraits of
Mass Consumption?" Well if you haven't been able to come over yet, now is your
chance. We have extended our normal hours to accommodate finals and the
Biolounge will be open 9 AM to 9 PM seven days a week, from April 12 to May 5.
Now is your opportunity to visit us after regular business hours to see the
exhibit that has raised so much discussion and debate. We hope to see you soon!
Professors, please feel free to let your students know that we are open for
this extended time to accommodate the paper and finals crunch. It's a student's
dream: all the free coffee and tea they can drink.
"Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption" by internationally
recognized photographer Chris Jordan is a series of intricate photographs looks
at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each
image portrays a specific quantity of something: two million plastic bottles
(five minutes of bottle use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can
consumption) and so on. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre
measures of our society; in large intricately detailed prints assembled from
thousands of smaller photographs. Photographer Chris Jordan brings these
staggering numbers to life in constructed digital photographs that are at
once alluring and shocking. This exhibition helps us visually comprehend the
impacts of our culture and breathes a different kind of life into the numbers.
This amazing show will only be here until April 30!
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