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Indiana University Bloomington

Fall 2013  Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World

Imag(in)ing Science: Collaborations by Artists and Scientists

Leaf Easel, 2013 by Margaret Dolinsky and Roger HangarterExhibit
When
: Aug 30-Oct 11
Where: Grunwald Gallery of Art
Opening discussion and reception held Friday, August 30. See below for details and additional programming.

Departmental Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences - Themester, Department of Biology, Department of Geology, Department of Medical Sciences, Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, School of Informatics, College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Institute, Center for Intergrative Photographic Studies

Organizers: Jeffrey Wolin and Elizabeth Stirrat

"Imag(in)ing Science" is a series of events centered on an exhibit of collaborative projects, featuring the work of several artist/scientist teams consisting of faculty from the School of Fine Arts and the departments of Biology, Geology, Medical Sciences, Psychology and Brain Sciences and Informatics. Each team will present a collaborative work that has its origins in scientific images, recordings or imaging techniques. These images are generated from the Light Microscopy Imaging Center at Indiana University, seismographic recordings of the tsunami in Japan, and new images created by plenoptic cameras. A lecture by Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab, will be held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, and a panel discussion of artists and scientist teams will be presented, highlighting the interactivity of the two disciplines. Finally, a catalog documenting the projects will be produced and distributed for sale online and at the Friends of Art Bookshop.

This exhibit and programs will explore the relationship between creative production in the arts and sciences and the interactivity of collaboration. The projects will utilize scientific images as a springboard to introduce creative concepts and non-traditional thinking into the production of visual materials that will highlight and illustrate ideas found in science. The visual arts and sciences have a shared history of creativity and parallel paths of experimentation, goal seeking, and trial and error. The interconnectedness of these thought and work processes will be highlighted, and the similarities and differences in the thought processes within these disciplines will be explored.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, Aug 30
Grunwald Gallery
5:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Friday, Aug 30
Grunwald Gallery
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Opening Reception

Tuesday, Sept 10, Wylie Hall 005,
5:00 pm

Lecture: Skype Presentation: Felice Frankel, Associate Professor at Massachussetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Friday, Sept 13
Grunwald Gallery
Noon

Discussion: Noon Artist Talk with Jeffrey Wolin and Andrew Lumsdaine

Thursday, Sept 26
Grunwald Gallery
Noon

Discussion: Noon Artist Talk with Margaret Dolinsky and Roger Hangarter

Wednesday, Oct 2
Grunwald Gallery
Noon

Discussion: Noon Artist Talk with James Nakagawa and Michael Hamburger

Wednesday, Oct 9
Grunwald Gallery
Noon

DISCUSSION: Imag(in)ing Science - Noon Artist Talks with Rowland Ricketts and Jim Powers 

Friday, Oct 11
Grunwald Gallery
Noon

Discussion: Noon Artist Talk with Jawshing Arthur Liou, Alex Straiker and Jim Powers


Pictured: Margaret Dolinsky/Roger Hangarter, Leaf Easel, 2013