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Convergence Science Symposium

Date & time

Saturday, April 18, 2020
3:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.


This event is free






The Convergence course, hosted at Concordia University, invites students to creatively explore the intersection of arts, neuroscience, and society, and how these domains shape the understandings of ourselves and others. Concordia Fine Arts students work with (neuro)science students from the BRaIN Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and the Integrated Program in Neuroscience of McGill University to create collaborative projects which converge artistic and scientific research.

For the teams, a final exhibition shows their collaborative efforts. For the scientists, an especial Science Symposium allows them to showcase the alternative methods learned during the two-semester class to communicate their science. This is not just an art workshop based on neuroscience research; it is a course dedicated to exploring the use of emotion and art in Science Communication. 

‚ÄčAs society adapts using scientific evidence to fight a global pandemic, we want to offer you the opportunity to enjoy from home the Science Symposium. We also want to invite you to enjoy a special treat, two amazing short talks by Sci-Artists Amanda Dawn Christie, and Francois-Joseph Lapointe.

Please register for the online event, presented via Zoom, here, or visit 4TH SPACE's Facebook page to watch the livestream. 


Full Schedule

3:25 Opening Science Symposium (Cristian Zaelzer - Founder & President of The Convergence Initiative).

Convergence SciArt Talk
3:30 Amanda Dawn Christie (Intermedia Art).

Science Symposium
4:00 Pauline Palma (Storytelling Poetry).
4:10 Lani Cupo (Contemporary Sculpture).
4:20 Sonja Soo (Zine).
4:30 Anusha Kamesh (Music Composition).
4:40 Ana Farias de Sousa (Documentary).
4:50 Qian Ren (Pedagogical Model).
5:00 Theresa Degenhard (Animation).
5:10 Dhruv Mehrotra (Music Deconstruct).
5:20 Karen Freire (Game Design).
5:30 Lola Welsh (Parallel Testimonial).
5:40 Yufang Ruan (Stand-up Comedy).
5:50 Kendra Oudyk (Music Composition).
6:00 C.William Yao (Storytelling).

Convergence SciArt Talk
6:10 PM Francois-Joseph Lapointe (BioArt).

6:40 PM Closing Science Symposium (Bettina Forget - VicePresident & Art Director of The Convergence Initiative).

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