pick of the week: RIMOSA!

The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) is coming to our community this week!  RIMOSA is an exciting, relatively new undertaking developed by “a group of imaginative people committed to a single goal: using Rhode Island’s rich resources in the arts and sciences to create a distinctive, highly interactive, informal learning center.  RIMOSA’s mission is to awaken curiosity and increase independent thinking, creativity, and innovation in older kids, teens, and adults by encouraging the exploration of science through art, and art through science.  The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art merges art and science creating innovative, interactive exhibits and programs that awaken curiosity, encourage experimentation, and improve understanding of the world around us.”

On Wednesday, July 6th, Rogers Free Library in Bristol will host RIMOSA’s summer outreach program, “Animation: The Art and Science of Visual Perception”.  Participants will learn about “persistence of vision” – the name often given to the way the human brain blends sudden changes into smooth motion.  It is this interpretation by our brains that make movies possible.  Come to the library and make a Victorian-era animation (a thaumatrope) to take home, and work in small groups to make your own stop-motion film to be premiered at the end of the outreach and to be viewed later on the RIMOSA website

This presentation will be held in the Herreshoff Community Room at the Rogers Free Library on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm, and is designed for young adults ages 11-18 years.  Space is limited, so call (401)253-6948 to reserve your spot, or stop by the Children’s Room for more information!

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