Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series: Dario Robleto

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 • 6:00 pm
  • Steinberg Auditorium, Washington University in St. Louis
September 19, 2016
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium


As the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist for fall 2016, Houston-based artist Dario Robleto will deliver a lecture titled The Pulse Armed With a Pen: An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat.

Part storytelling, original research, and rare sound archive, Robleto’s The Pulse Armed With a Pen: An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat weaves together topics as diverse as the earliest attempts to record the heartbeat as sound and image, the heartbeat and brainwave recordings currently on a probe heading for the edge of the solar system, pre-Edison sound recordings, and recent developments in the history of the artificial heart. The result is a creative intertwining of multiple histories of human exploration, in both outer and inner space.

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