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Favoriting September 11, 2020: Irene Moon - Part of the Class

Part of the Class

You are back in school, part of the class, just before the quiz, in a class studying insects. Who is the teacher addressing and who are the other students? We are not the only sentient beings and perhaps you are not human.

Since 1997, Scientifically Speaking with Irene Moon has been presenting The Lectography: musical lectures about insects and other arthropods in an attempt to elevate Entomology as a rock genre. She created over 30 musical volumes (including pressed vinyl records) during her career and performed live radio broadcasts dealing with entomological topics on WFMU New York, KCSB Santa Barbara and other radio stations.

Irene Moon (a.k.a Katja C. Seltmann, PhD) is the Director of the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at the University of California Santa Barbara. She brings the aesthetics from the entomology laboratory in front of alternative audiences in the form of absurd, factual presentations about insects. Performance and lecture are a means of connecting the public to entomology and increasing awareness of the art and creativity intrinsic to the scientific process. She also teaches undergraduate entomology, or the study of insects, at UC Santa Barbara.


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