…to perform at an upcoming Symposium on Astrobiology! This will be in DC at the Library of Congress, Sept 28, and it’s open to the public.
The invitation came from the NASA Blumberg Chair of Astrobiology, Dr. Luis Campos, who has seen my science-themed work in other venues. We are looking at doing 3 short performances during the day of presentations from MIT, Harvard and NASA on astrobiology and synthetic biology. We are especially looking at a couple of my podcasts for this -“I Am Life” and “Extinction/Recovery Voicestra”. Which means Benu, my brilliant colleague who is a rapper and vocal sound FX master, is coming too!
I’ll also probably create a new piece for the day as well.
If you’re in the DC area, drop by!
So looking forward to the staged reading of my latest show, “Queerly Single in a Chaotic Universe” – I’m mashing up chaos theory, messing with Trump voters! Featuring characters such as a country singer, a punk rocker, and an astrobiologist – and more. Join us! Monday, July 10, Dixon Place – 161 Chrystie Street, NYC. 7:30. http://dixonplace.org/performances/queerly-single-in-a-chaotic-universe/
Yesterday was Endangered Species Day. This is a great time to think about how humans have affected other life forms on this planet. In short: we have not been very good to them! Life has existed on this planet for 3.8 billion years, and in that time, there have been extinction periods. However, in all that time, scientists have found that there have been 5 major extinction periods. These were caused by global climate change, meteor or comet impacts, massive volcanic activity and other reasons.
Today, however, humans have entered into the fray. Due to climate change, pollution, and the purposeful destruction of habitats, we humans have triggered the 6th major extinction period of life on this planet.
Get involved! We all need to be lobbying our law makers to protect endangered species. The Defenders of Wildlife have a great summary of what we can do: http://www.defendersblog.org/2017/05/dont-let-today-last-celebration-endangered-species-day/
Humans can be a force for good in the world! Get involved today.
What was life like for mammals during the dinosaur era? I explore this in my latest podcast. Check it out: http://jenniferjoyonline.com/podcasts. Enjoy!
Check out our latest podcast on evolution! Wherein we ask the question, “Is competition the only driver for evolution?” And answer with bad French accents and NASCAR metaphors. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Jennifer Joy Podcast: Where Science Meets Art!
In this first episode, Benu Muhammad (vocal sound FX master) and I try to answer: What is life? Enjoy!
The SciArt6 is an eco-performance troupe – performance for the environment. We do comedy, music, dance and more. Check out the first video…
This spring, my environmental performing troupe, The SciArt6, has some touring gigs in upstate NY. We’ve got some fresh work! We have new pieces focusing on environmental racism. We’re also updating our sketch comedy with the latest from the Paris accords and the TPP.
See http://jenniferjoyonline.com/sciart6 for the latest!