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Collabinar: Data is Not the Destination

Data is Not the Destination: Culture, Aesthetics and Ulterior Motives in Community Science

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 PST

What are the roles of aesthetics, spirituality, and community in the process of science? How can we incorporate more abstract experiences and motivations into a paradigm of sustained, iterative knowledge-making? Where might our practices lead us beyond the bounds of mere data? Join Christian Schwarz and the Center for an engaging discussion to begin fall quarter.

Christian Schwarz studied Ecology and Evolution at UC Santa Cruz, where his interest in the world of fungi became irrevocable – their seemingly endless forms (from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublime) feed his curiosity. Christian now teaches Natural History of Fungi and Community Science through the Norris Center at UCSC. He is co-author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, and now spends much of his time studying macrofungi across the western United States, and has served on the IUCN Red List Working Group for North American Fungi. He is passionate about biodiversity in general, and especially the philosophy and practice of community science.

About the Collabinar Series
The Center for Community and Citizen Science Collabinar events invite our partners from across the globe to bring us their most exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. Each event supports mutual learning, and advances projects and partnerships. To stay informed about upcoming collabinars, please sign up here.

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