As we get into the run up to our Round Table sessions with CERN I thought it would be interesting to post some of the photos from its archive. These photos show how long the project has been going while also revealing the visual allure that many artists feel for the aesthetics of physics. So please come and participate in our event at The Commons on Nov 21st.
Here is the official blurb –
Excavating the Universe: Physics Interacts with the Arts
2:30-4:00pm Friday, November 21 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art and the Department of Physics & Astronomy
This roundtable brings together artists and physicists to talk about the ways their work is stimulated and inspired by the other discipline. Distinguished panelists will include experimental physicist Paolo Giubellino, spokesperson for the ALICE project at CERN; Ariane Koek, coordinator of the Arts@CERN project; physicist and filmmaker Agnes Mocsy; designers from the studio MK12, which did the graphics for Particle Fever; and artist Marissa Benedict, who works with the Art, Science & Culture initiative at the University of Chicago. This event is organized by physics Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki and the Arts Research Collaboration (ARC) initiative at the Spencer Museum of Art. Supported by the Research Investment Council, ARC is a partnership between the SMA and the Biodiversity Institute, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, and Department of Visual Art that aims to foster innovative interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the arts, sciences, technology, and society.
Photo by Flickr user Hammonia
A nice find by Mary Anne Jordan: art collides with biology in the work of French conceptualist Pierre Huyghe. I’m really tempted to try to make it to LACMA for the exhibition in November.
4:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17
The Commons at Spooner Hall
Special sustainability edition! (co-sponsored by the KU Center for Sustainability)
This week’s featured presenters:
Belinda Sturm (Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering)
Deb Adams (Social Welfare)
Bradley Lane (Public Affairs & Administration)
Jane Zhao (Business)
Paul Stock (Sociology)
Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams. The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.
ARC’s first creative specialist, João Fiadeiro , is coming for a site visit to Lawrence from the 8th to the 12th of October. João’s practice comes out of dance, movement, and performance and he has worked with neuroscientists and anthropologists in his previous work. While in Lawrence he is going to meet faculty members and staff that he hopes to collaborate with on his residency in February 2015. Below you will find a link to his website. He and his company are based in Lisbon.
An interesting scientific study on why reading actual print books is better for you than reading on-screen. It turns out that tactile experience is important. I wonder how much of this applies to viewing works of art in real life, rather than online …