Fire in the Library: Karen Barad, Shelia Pinkel (February 20, 1997) 1 of 2



Eugenia Butler introduces a “Fire in the Library” discussion with physicist and feminist theorist Karen Barad, artist Sheila Pinkel, and the audience. The group discusses reality, truth, and knowledge. Barad discusses the Newtonian world view as an epistemological frame, and mathematical constructs that seem more real than they are. Pinkel discusses the cultural context of her art practice, stressing her “Thermonuclear Gardens,” a series of didactic “information artworks” devoted to clarifying aspects of the military-industrial complex.

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