NYU Bobst Library’s Coles Science Center presents: “Aberrant Waste: Ocean Plastics” A talk by Max Liboiron

DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
TIME: 5:30-7:00PM
LOCATION: Bobst Library, 2nd floor, South wing, Avery Room
RSVP required: http://tinyurl.com/oceanplastics

There is plastic in every ocean in the world. Plastic is a unique pollutant that defies current theories and practices of pollution control we have come to depend upon. This illustrated talk will focus on a single sample of ocean plastics taken from the North Pacific Ocean and follow the threads of how it was collected, how samples are used in science and advocacy, their place in the popular imagination, and how an individual specimen can and cannot scale up to illuminate a new global pollution that will characterize the twenty-first century.

Max Liboiron is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU and is the Regional Co-Director of the Plastic Pollution Coalition East Coast.  You can find more about Max’s work on plastics at http://maxliboiron.com/.

For more information about the talk, please contact Jill Conte at jill.conte@nyu.edu.