DJERASSI DAY 3 – ChildishSubmitted by Eathan Janney on Monday, 07/20/2015 6:10pm
Scientific Delirium Madness II--Legacy?Submitted by Laurel Shastri on Monday, 07/20/2015 10:12am
Art and MedicineSubmitted by Eathan Janney on Saturday, 07/18/2015 10:59am
RecommendationsSubmitted by Tami Spector on Friday, 07/17/2015 8:07am
On a walk during the first days here with four of my co-residents our conversation was peppered with references to authors, artists and movies. This struck me as one of the ways that we were getting to know one another and that, along with my cataloging instincts, led me to collect the following list of recommendations from each resident + two of the Djerassi staff (Celia and Alice). I began the list the evening of that first walk and the last entries were provided yesterday.
PrivilegesSubmitted by Karl Schaffer on Wednesday, 07/15/2015 10:53pm
On Sunday at Djerassi we did an open rehearsal of our show Daughhters of Hypatia about the struggles of women in mathematics, but I find unsettling contradictions. I ended this year at the college at which I teach taking part in a day-long workshop on privilege; the discussions were intense and emotional, we heard many dismaying stories of racist, sexist, and homophobic incidents, some intense, others slight but still upsetting. The same week I learned that our math department had lost a third recently hired tenure track woman faculty member; all three were through resignations.
Halfway PointSubmitted by Christine Lee on Wednesday, 07/15/2015 1:55pm
Last night several residents and I were watching composer and scientist Eathan Janney perform an impressive improvisational piano piece. I recall the sounds coming from the piano as he translated his thoughts and feelings, the warmth of the room from the wood stove, the way everyone was sitting or stretching out comfortably while he played, and the conversation that ensued from his performance regarding his approach and our responses to the piece.
What do you see?Submitted by Kate Nichols on Tuesday, 07/14/2015 3:54pm
The art and science of medical researchSubmitted by Caroline Wellbery on Monday, 07/13/2015 5:30pm
Here's to my trial run as an artist-scientist (from my current writing efforts), an account of my attempt at research before I went to medical school: Luckily, another job opportunity came along. Luckily, I say, for me. I can't say the same for my boss. It's possible that the collapse of her lab and her subsequent departure into administration was a direct result of her undiscriminating choice of research assistants such as myself. The lab was ugly. Such places are made for scientists, meaning that they contain no drapes, sofas, art prints, or nice rugs.