Welcome to the first Amfibius round-up of all the wondrous science+art/literature/film/music/dance/theatre/poetry/other activities we’ve stumbled upon recently around the world, in no particular order! If you have something for the next round-up, see the Contact page for how to get in touch.
Exhibition: FUTURE EMERGING ART AND TECHNOLOGY
Venue: LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery, School of Life Sciences, Old Hawkhill Road, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland DD1 5E
Opening/Preview: 13th April 2017, 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: 13th April – 17th June 2017
FEAT and LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the University of Dundee are pleased to present the premier of FUTURE EMERGING ART AND TECHNOLOGY, an exhibition of artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists working in collaboration with cutting edge European Union research projects, exploring gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing.
The exhibition includes new artworks by boredomresearch, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Anna Dumitriu, Špela Petrič & MihaTuršič, Semiconductor, and Pinar Yoldas, created through in-depth embedded residencies at the forefront of new research in EU Future Emerging Technology (FET) projects working side-by side with scientists.
Article in CLOT magazine about #Bio#media#sound artist Óscar Martín about biological systems
by Ana Sancho
“When I finished studying at fine arts in university, I began to study computer science and systemics in a self-taught way and developed homemade software to compose generative experimental music. Without realising it, I arrived in the world of biological systems and their wonderful complexity.”…
The Cabinet Project, A Multi-Site Project by ArtSciSalon, Canada
The Cabinet Project is a distributed exhibition bringing to life historical, anecdotal and imagined stories evoked by scientific objects, their surrounding spaces and the individuals inhabiting them. The goal is to make the intense creativity existing inside science laboratories visible, and to suggest potential interactions between the sciences and the arts. to achieve this goal, 12 artists have turned 10 cabinets across the University of Toronto into art installations.
The Universe in Verse: A Celebration of Science through Poetry
On April 24, The Science Studios at Pioneer Works presents The Universe in Verse, an evening of poetry celebrating great scientists and scientific discoveries, hosted by Maria Popova, Janna Levin and the Academy of American Poets.
Poems about: Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Caroline Herschel, Charles Darwin, Pythagoras, black holes, the Solar System, the number pi, and more.
Medical Imagination at the Charleston Festival, May 27th
THE ROBBER OF YOUTH
Linda Grant and Kathryn Lougheed with Michael Farthing
8:15pm Tickets £14
The scourge of TB has almost disappeared from the national consciousness but two current books put it under the microscope: Linda Grant’s novel The Dark Circle and Kathryn Lougheed’s non-fiction Catching Breath. Grant’s novel, which takes place just post World War 2, focuses on young adult East End twins incarcerated in a rural sanatorium. It is a microcosm of the world outside, compounded by the brutal treatment regime. Kathryn Lougheed has worked in tuberculosis research for over ten years. She reveals TB has not been confined to history. Chaired by Michael Farthing, Professor of Medicine and Chair of The Charleston Trust.