I’m thrilled to be part of Seattle’s Nerd Nite this coming Monday, November 19th, at the LUCID Jazz lounge in the University District. For the first time ever, my dad, Seelye Martin, and I are presenting together—the evening will be a father-daughter, science-art, double-feature! Our theme is Ice Capades and my dad, a recently retired UW oceanographer and former NASA programs cold regions manager, will start the evening off with a presentation about “Ghosts of the Greenland Icecap.” He’s been to Greenland four times, most recently in March-May 2012 with NASA’s Icebridge project. I’ll follow with “Art and Science in the at the top of the World” based on my time in Greenland in 2005 and 2010, when I lived in local villages, joined walrus field biologists, hitched a plane ride to the middle of the Greenland Icecap, and was temporarily stranded at a diamond prospecting camp.

Doors open at 6:30pm and talks begin at 7:30pm. There’s a $5 cover and arriving early for seats is recommended… it’s an intimate venue. I hope to see you there!

Moving Camp, diamond prospecting. 12″ x 3.5″ field watercolor, 2005
My dad in Thule, Greenland. photo credit: Sinead Farrell