Blood, Brains and Other Trains


Blood, Brains and Other Trains

Thoughts on Emerging Collaborations & Camaraderie in the Arts and Sciences

2016

colloquium, curatorial project


A socially-oriented four day colloquium I directed and organized at Concordia University. Blood, Brains and Other Trains 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, the colloquium highlighted several Concordia cross-disciplinary research initiatives alongside models from elsewhere (MIT, NSCAD, U of T, Harvard Medical School). From the colloquium description:

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.

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