2-image display for Yamajiart Exhibition 2007. The Emu has great spiritual significance for the Aboriginal people for many male-kin initiation ceremonies. Their sacred role was (is) embedded deeply in place-based cultural attachments.1 Emus were a primary food source during the seasonal egg cycle, and remain frequent subjects in aboriginal art, reflecting their importance in …
‘Describing Albrecht Dürer’s Philosophy and Practice of Drawing and to What Extent His Drawings Reflect the Way Nature was Perceived at the Time’ by Larissa Warneck
Introduction Albrecht Dürer was one of the leading artists of the Renaissance. His innovative ideas in geometry and the proportion of the human body, his realistic representation of nature, and his imagination in probing new printing techniques, lead to his reputation as the Leonardo Da Vinci of Northern Europe. In this essay I am going …
An opportunity to discuss an exciting art and science project with Margate-based artists Genetic Moo Genetic Moo are currently working on an Animate Project commission Silent Signal which is supported by the Wellcome Trust. Silent Signal comprises 6 art-science collaborations which explore how the body uses soundless internal dialogues between cells to fight disease. In …
Science fictions and the history of science
For those who are fans of sci-fi, or interested in how sci-fi plays into the history of science, there are some things you might want to take a look at. Firstly, this Friday there is a free lunchtime lecture at the Royal Society on “The Royal Society and science fiction”, being given by Professor Farah Mendlesohn, …
P R I M E R – a foretaste of Chain Reaction!
The Centre for the History of the Sciences and the School of Biosciences are getting very excited about their forthcoming exhibition Chain Reaction! at the Sidney Cooper Gallery (22 November – 21 December). Here’s a taster of work by Katy Price that will be on show … P R I M E R Cork boards, …
Chain Reaction! Workshop 2
The second workshop of the Chain Reaction! project took place on 18 April 2013. We spent the day in the nice new Colyer-Fergusson Music building at the University of Kent, a fittingly creative space in which to have artists discussing their practice. The workshop was thoughtfully planned and run by Caterina Albano of Artakt and …
Chain Reaction! video posted on YouTube
The film maker Mike Bellinger has posted his promo for Chain Reaction! on YouTube. Click to view and enjoy Steven Shapin and Bruno Latour set to video game-style electronica. Thanks, Mike!
The birth of Chain Reaction!
Beginning a Chain Reaction! Chain Reaction! is an attempt to do some creative science communication in a way that embodies approaches taken by historians of science. On a simple level, it celebrates a piece of laboratory kit the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine, which is 30 years old in 2013. By rapidly multiplying fragments of …