Blood, Brains and Other Trains

Thoughts on Emerging Collaborations & Camaraderie in the Arts and Sciences

October 19 - 22, 2016

embedded-faculty 'Image from the glomerular cell layer of the olfactory bulb of a rat,' courtesy Dr Nuria de Zavalia, Concordia Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology

What do the arts have to do with nano-science, molecular modeling, or material composites? A lot, it turns out. Our conversations range from shared interests in visualization and the material manifestation of abstract concepts and unseeable matter, to the uses of various tools and technologies that every investigator/practitioner relies upon, to simple questions about ways of working and thinking.

This socially oriented colloquium looks at common interests and shared goals between the arts and sciences, providing a meeting ground for anyone interested in forming further links between the disciplines. Commencing with a book-launch and continuing with two keynotes, two salon sessions and a workshop, the colloquium highlights many of Concordia’s cross-disciplinary research initiatives (Embedded Faculty Initiative, CUPFA Microlinks and FOYER) alongside models from elsewhere (MIT, NSCAD, U of T, Harvard Medical School). Download or print full programme

Day 1


5:30 p.m.

FOFA Gallery Marble Table, EV building

Book launch and reception: Hybrid Bodies project
hybrid-bodies

Day 2

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
EV6.735

Salon session 1: "Models"
Multiple, rapid-fire presentations in an informal setting designed to provoke conviviality and dialogue.
Micromaching in glass, courtesy Rolf Wuthrich, Head of the Electrocatalytic Green Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia Micromaching in glass, courtesy Rolf Wuthrich, Head of the Electrocatalytic Green Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia

 

8:30 p.m.
EV1.605 amphitheatre

Keynote 1: Kim Morgan (NSCAD)
"Lab/Work: Experiments in Art & Science"



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Day 3

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
EV6.735

Salon session 2: "Melting"
Multiple, rapid-fire presentations in an informal setting designed to provoke conviviality and dialogue.
Alison Reiko Loader "En Masse" 2015, caterpillar cartography Alison Reiko Loader "En Masse" 2015, caterpillar cartography

Day 4

12:00 p.m.
Location TBA - Free of charge but registration required. Contact Peter Flemming for details.

Workshop with Joe Davis: "ABCs of DNA: Introduction to Art Making with DNA and Principles of Genetics"
David Neff photography davepix.com David Neff photography davepix.com

3:30 p.m.

EV1.605 amphitheatre

Keynote 2: Joe Davis (MIT/Havard Medical School)
"The Quickening: Forecast for a Vitruvian Age"
joe-davis

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