On Wednesday September 18th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm Alice Major will visit the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics to host a workshop on Science and Metaphor
Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103Watch the Video
We often think of metaphor as something ornamental, ‘stuck on.’ In fact, it is central to how humans think, how we communicate and how we create new things – whether as poets or scientists. Metaphor creation isn’t a talent some have and others don’t. It’s more like a muscle group that everyone has and can consciously strengthen.
Activities in this two-hour workshop will help you make metaphorical connections related to your own scientific work or interests, and play around with them creatively. It can be enjoyed by people who work in any area of math or science, or by anyone with a general interest in those subjects.