MAD Ideas brings top thinkers to Madison County from universities and colleges around Central New York to share their “Mad Ideas” and research topics. The lecture series spans a wide variety of topics, including agriculture, youth development, health & ecological sustainability.
Sam Van Aken is a contemporary artist whose work bridges traditional and innovative modes of art making, developing artistic genres to create new perspectives on such themes as agriculture, botany, climatology, and communication. Van Aken’s interventions in the natural and public realm are seen as metaphors that serve as the basis for narrative, sites of place making, and in some cases have even become the basis of scientific research.
Last updated November 29, 2023