colloquium, curatorial project
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.
Blood, Brains and Other Trains was socially-oriented four day colloquium I directed and organized at Concordia University in the framework of the Embedded Faculty Initiative project. The colloquium looked at common interests and shared goals between the arts and sciences, providing a meeting ground for those interested in forming further links between the disciplines. Commencing with a book-launch and continuing with two keynotes, two salon sessions and a workshop, Blood, Brains and Other Trains highlighted several Concordia cross-disciplinary research initiatives alongside models from elsewhere (MIT, NSCAD, U of T, Harvard Medical School).
thanks: Naakita-Feldman Kiss provided invaluable assistance at all stages of the colloquim
funding: Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) and Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA)