Juxtaposing geoscience and dance research methods, the Remote and the Immediate considered how various time frames affect human understanding and perception. Centering their work in East River State Park, the collaborators collected information about changes on-site. They looked at their methods of marking change. They considered the time scales present in different disciplines. They juxtaposed methods including embodiment, photography, video- recording, and remote sensing.
Christopher Small, Geophysicist
Christopher Small is a geophysicist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Prior to receiving a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1993, his formative experiences ranged from shipboard studies of the circulation of the Chesapeake Bay with the University of Maryland to sonar mapping of undersea volcanoes on the Antarctic Peninsula with the University of Texas to satellite mapping of the marine gravity field for frontier petroleum exploration in the Gulf of Mexico with the Exxon Production Research Company. Current research interests focus on measuring changes of Earth’s surface and understanding the causes and consequences of these changes.