October 2015 archive

The way things go: science and art

I heard more spontaneous conversations today about science than I have ever heard in any exhibition anywhere. ‘Why are those rings rolling uphill?’ ‘Why is that water burning?’ ‘What will happen when the balloon fills?’ I was not at a science exhibition, but at the Turner Contemporary Gallery’s new show, Risk.  The piece I was …

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Wunderkammer reading group – Autumn term programme

WUNDERKAMMER: Centre for the History of the Sciences Reading Group Alternate Tuesdays, 17:30 in the Unicorn Inn, St Dunstan’s except Week 9   13 October 2015 (Week 3) – Stuff and NonSense Samuel J.M.M. Alberti, “Objects and the Museum”, Isis 96 (2005), 559-71. Dan Hicks, “The Material-Cultural Turn: Event and Effect,” in The Oxford Handbook of …

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