The focus of this symposium is the process of collaboration, its highlights and successes as well as its pitfalls, with a focus on methodologies that work (or not) in inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary collaboration.

Symposium speakers are artists and scientists have an active awareness and interest in the nature of collaboration.

How did you get on the same page? Did you get on the same page? Did the collaborating artist and scientist learn from each other or was it more a case of billiard balls colliding and ricocheting on separate tangents? What process did you use to check in with each other, to ensure that you understood each other and where you were coming from? What makes a good collaboration? What makes collaboration fail?

The symposium starts with a private view of the sister exhibition, please see information below.

Are You Seeing What I am Seeing? Exhibition

Thursday 23 June, 16:30 - 17:30
Drinks and Private View
Welcome talk at 17:00

Symposium Keynote

Thursday 23 June, 17:30 - 18:45
Joanna Zylinska
Biomediations, or does sci:art have a blind spot?


Friday 24 June 10:00 – 16:15

10:00 - 10:20
Steven Adams
REF, Gradgrind and Aporia … some (mis)adventures in the arts and sciences
10:20-10:30 Q+A

10:30 - 10:50
Ulrike Kuchner
Understanding art-science collaborations for innovative forms of transdisciplinary research
10:50 - 11:00 Q+A

BREAK 11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:35
Aura Goldman and Sebastian Utzni
From A to S and back again – connections to philosophy in art and psychology
11:35 - 11:45 Q+A

11:45 - 12:05
Rob Godman and Loic Coudron
Using Electrowetting-Produced Audible and Near-Ultrasonic Waves for Water Sample Composition Analysis
12:05 - 12:15 Q+A

12:15 - 12:35
Sam Jury
The Unknown Culture: the role of art and hierarchy in transdisciplinary collaboration.
12:35 - 12:45 Q+A

BREAK 12:45 - 13:30

13:30 - 13:50
Fiona Crisp
Public Intelligence?
Moving beyond binary, transactional cultures of art/science exchange.
13:50 - 14:00 Q+A

14:00 - 14:20
Simeon Nelson and Simon Walker-Samuel
Who’s the Artist Now? Art and Science as Figure and Ground
14:20 - 14:30 Q+A

BREAK 14:30 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:05
Alana Jelinek and Laura Urbano
Is this art?
Taking Galileo’s 1635 Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems) for a walk
15:05 - 15:15 Q+A

15:15 - 15:35
Naomi Soto-Forrester
Combining art and science, diversity leading to new creativity.
15:35 - 15:45 Q+A

15:45 - 16:15 Closing Discussion

More information on speakers here
This event is organised by academics from the School of Creative Arts: Dr Alana Jelinek and Sam Jury.