ARC is happy to announce that our very first ‘Next Steps’ session took place last Thursday, December 11th. The group visited the studio of Michael Krueger (pictured) and the labs of Town Peterson and Sandi Beard. It was fantastic to hear about what Michael has been working on while being a creative fellow at the Hall Center for Humanities as well as Town’s important work on mapping the Ebola virus in Africa, and Sandi’s work on the archeology of horses in the cultures of Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. It was great that all three of these scholars were willing and able to present their work and working environment. Thanks to all who came out and we hope to have another session soon.
Below you will find a link to Paolo Giubellino’s talk ‘The Big Bang in the Laboratory’ followed by ‘Excavating the Universe: Physics Interacts with the Arts’ panel discussion with Paolo Giubellino, Marissa Benedict, Saralyn Reece Hardy, and Agnes Mocsy. Also included in this post are images from the days events.
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.
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.
Many thanks to our Graphic Designer, Jeffrey McKee, and our Web Programmer, William Hopkins. They did a great Job.
Educational Technologist Dana Atwood-Blaine and I have created a game for the exhibition, Art + Science, at The University of Kansas’ Watson Library and would love it if you would come a play. Using the ARIS platform, players use the books throughout the stack to create a practice-led research question and get all of the research grant money. It is currently in its beta form so there are still a few bugs to work out. Please try it out and help us make it better and more fun.