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U50 Art Meets Science Series: Plenary Lectures

On September 30, 2009, the Art Meets Science Series Plenary Lectures brought together three scholars whose work has demonstrated the transformative potential of collaborations among artists and scientists. In addition to a member of York’s own faculty, the lectures welcomed two internationally recognized scholars. These speakers’ own experiences highlighted how working at the intersection of art and science can transform ways of seeing and working in both realms. Click on the image above to watch the talks! See below for more information on the speakers and links to their websites.

Professor Nell Tenhaaf is an Artist and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. She is an interdisciplinary artist and theoretician and exhibits her work across Canada, in the U.S. and Europe. At the core of her research and creative work is the exploration of the generation of the self as a mutable entity shaped by science and the new technologies. Her interest in the parallel discipline of biology informs her most recent work in the field of Artificial Life at the intersection of art, technology and biology.

Dr. Richard Wingate is a Developmental Neurobiologist and Lecturer at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London in the UK. Wingate is active in collaborations at the intersection of art and science, and has maintained a long-term collaboration with visual artist Andrew Carnie. His approach to visualization in his neuroscience research has been transformed through his engagement with approaches to visualization in the arts.

Dr. Martha Fleming is an Artist and Curator, and currently Visiting Senior Research Fellow with the Materials Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London. In addition, she has recently completed a three-year research and exhibition project at the Medical Museion of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. From these experiences, Fleming has generated sharp insights into facilitating truly interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations.


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