Rob Jacob to Participate on a Panel as Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival

October 3, 2007

Rob Jacob, computational scientist, will participate in a panel on "The Truth of Images and Information"as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's program "The Climate of Concern".

The panel will discuss the role played by media in presenting information about global warming. Among the questions to be considered are the following: Can we trust what the graphs, charts, and PowerPoint slides tell us? How should we relate to the images of faraway ice caps, coral reefs, and rain forests?

In addition to Rob, the panel includes University of Chicago visual artists and geoscientists.