Saoirse Higgins asked me to post this where everyone could see it, because, as she rightly says, it’s relevant.
Educating the Innovator: Interdisciplinary Education across Science and Art
19th /20th April: Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
A Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio/CCA event.
Sponsored by NESTA and Scottish Enterprise.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” Albert Einstein
A daylong event to discuss and explore the issues surrounding the notion of interdisciplinary art and science education.
Invited scientists, artists and designers contribute their views, talk about their work and give us an insight into how they were inspired to pursue their current field.
Booking through the CCA office – £1 booking fee. t: 0141 352 4900
Venue: CCA 4
9.30 – 10.00am Registration-coffee/tea
10.00 -10.15am Saoirse Higgins, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art.
(B.Des Ind. Design, M.A (RCA) Interactive media, M.Sc Media Art and Sciences MIT)
and Paul Miller, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art
(B.A Computing and A.I, PhD biological and computational motor control)
Introduction to the day
10.15 -10.45am Stephen Draper, Senior Lecturer Psychology, Glasgow University
(B.Sc Physics. M.Sc Computer Science, PhD A.I)
‘Art and science; pure and applied’
10.45 – 11.15am Richard Brown (Richard is on the EPIS entrepreneurial scheme hosted at Edinburgh University, Scotland; B. Sc in Computers & Cybernetics, M.A Fine Art)
‘Art as experimental science – creativity, innovation and wonder’
11.15 – 11.45am Louise Valentine, Acting Course Director, Master of Design, University of Dundee.
(B.A Product Design, PhD Rhetoric in design)
‘The Language of Interdisciplinary teams’
11.45 – 12.15pm Jussi Angesleva, Assistant professor, University of Arts, Berlin,
(Senior concept designer ART+COM, Berlin; M.A Audio Visual media culture, M.A (RCA) Interaction Design)
‘Design, Technology and the Tower of Babel’
12.15 – 1.30pm lunch
1.30pm- 2.00pm Amanda Parkes, PhD candidate Tangible Media Group, Media lab MIT.
(B.Sc Engineering product design, B.A Art History, M.Sc media Arts and Sciences MIT)
‘Kinetics and kinesthesia: education through experience’
2.00pm – 2.30pm Jon Rogers, Lecturer Innovative Product Design – an interdisciplinary course between engineering and design, University of Dundee.
(PhD neural computation/visual perception)
2.30pm – 3.00pm Susan Stuart, Senior lecturer in Philosophy, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow.
(B. A Philosophy, M. A Philosophy of Language and Kant, PhD AI)
‘Philosophy: the rules for everyone’s game’
3.00pm – 3.30pm break – tea/coffee
3.30pm – 4.00pm Carol Strohecker, Formerly Senior Research Scientist, Media Lab Europe Director, Everyday Learning research group.
(M.Sc MIT, PhD Media arts and Sciences, MIT)
‘Constructive uses of computational technologies can naturally combine arts and sciences while providing a pluralistic learning model for higher education’
4.00pm– 4.30pm John Gerrard, Digital media artist + artist in resident at Ars Electronica Futurelab
(B. A Fine Art, M. A Fine Art, M.Sc Multimedia Systems)
‘The New Studio: Art, Technology and Developing Models of Collaboration’
4.30pm– 5.00pm Dr. Linda Doyle, Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.
(Leader Network & Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG) and Disruptive Design Team (DDT); strand leader SFI funded Centre for Telecommunications Value-chain driven Research; B. Sc Electrical Engineering, University College Cork, M.Sc Ph.D Trinity College Dublin)
‘Engineering Art: creating the perfect feedback loop’
5.00pm – 5.30pm Anna Hill, Digital media space artist and Director, Space Synapse Ltd.
(B.A Fine Art, M.A (RCA) Fine Art)
‘Communicating with space; the reincarnation of remote experiences into the social domain’
5.30pm – 5.45pm wrap up
6.00pm – 7.00pm reception in the Café
Music by Art – Science – Sound
Martin Naef (a.k.a. Navisto – www.navisto.ch) and Gert van Santen (from Wave World fame – www.waveworld.tv) will lay the electronic ambient foundation for the after-event reception, with Ilona Kocsis adding the human touch through her eclectic flute playing. Sequenced synths, spacy percussion, and a good dose of live playing – don’t miss this exclusive, one-off event at the CCA!
20th April- Day 2:
Venue: conference room CCA
10.30am – 12.30pm Round table discussion with speakers and invited guests on
‘ Interdisciplinary Education across Science and Art’
Chaired by Dr. Paul Miller
Breakfast will be provided.
12.30pm – 12.45pm wrap up
For more event information contact Saoirse Higgins or Paul Miller: email@example.com