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Painting science into the landscape: topography and art combine in UA parking lot

October 11, 2011
This weekend, the parking lot of Folk Hall was closed for painting, but not for touching up parking spaces or filling in potholes. Instead, Akron’s ceramics professor Donna Webb and visiting scientist Jean-Marie Hartman (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey) were busy transforming the lot into a giant topographical map for the Synapse Project. According to painting professor Matthew Kolodziej, the Synapse Project, which started in 2007, is a collaboration between art and science. The project explores issues that touch on both disciplines and is open to not only all members of the University, but also to the general public.
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