Monday, January 29, 2007

TALK: Science and Art: How to Understand Failure and Accident?

This event explores the idea of ambiguity and failure in science and art. Is there a common language that has the power to transform either practice? Artist Cornelia Parker and art historian Adrian Rifkin are among the speakers.

TALK: Science and Art: How to Understand Failure and Accident?
Wednesday 7 February, 18.30-20.00
Tate Britain, Auditorium

£7 (£5 concessions), booking required

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Friday, January 26, 2007

BRIDGES CONFERENCE on Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture & Culture

School of Architecture
The University of the Basque Country
San Sebastian (Donostia), Spain
July 24-27, 2007

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 01.02.2007


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

February SEED salon: Finding The Art Of Medicine

Tuesday February 6th, 7 pm at the Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2.

Donation: 5 Euro.

MICHAEL FARRUGIA is a Canadian with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria and is currently studying medicine at University College Dublin (UCD). He is an aspiring documentary film maker combining film and medicine in his projects. He feels that this marriage of art and science provides an effective educational tool to help promote health, social, and global awareness. Previous work includes research films in the fields of orthopaedics and paediatrics, and he is currently working on a film on infectious diseases. Michael sees art in medicine as an important way of empowering individuals to make healthy life choices and to influence human behaviour to support global sustainability.

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Science In Museums Conference

The Irish Museums Association is holding its annual conference 2007 in Dublin to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Natural History Museum. The theme is 'Science, Technology & Society, the role for museums' and events will be centred in the Merrion Square area of Dublin on 2-4 March. The Taoiseach is opening the main session and there are workshops, talks, evening receptions, site visits and a conference dinner in the programme. Speakers include Dr Jonathan Bell, Dr Marie Bourke, Paul Bowers, Leo Enright, Dr John Falk, Eoin Gill, Dr Michael John Gorman, Dr Peter Wyse Jackson, Mark Leslie, Mary Mulvihill, Nigel Monaghan, Dr Sally Montgomery and Dr Patrick F. Wallace.

The Natural History Museum has just been allocated 15M Euro for redevelopment under the National Development Plan 2007 - 2013. An outline of this project will be presented at the conference.

Click here for full details and booking information.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Second Call for Abstracts for MutaMorphosis

A Leonardo 40th Anniversary celebration

Deadline to submit abstracts: 31 January 2007.

MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences
8-10 November 2007, Prague, Czech Republic

The international conference will concentrate on the growing interest -- within the worlds of the arts, sciences and technologies -- in EXTREME AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS. These environments appear as symptomatic indicators of the mutations that are taking place. They are potential vectors that make possible an awareness of the different problems at the origin of the disturbances that threaten the ensemble of the Earth's eco-systems.

We invite practitioners in the arts, sciences, engineering and humanities to submit abstracts that explore the limits and extremes within the following streams of interest:

How do the arts and sciences deal with new ideas about strategies of life in extreme conditions?

How do the arts and sciences face radical scales and extreme environments?

How do the arts and sciences address evolving ideas about cognition in extreme environments?

500-word abstracts required by 31 January 2007 via email to

All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the members of International Advisory Committee including Marc Battier, Nina Czegeldy, Michele Emmer, Machiko Kusahara, Lubica Lacinova, Michael Punt, Sonya Rapoport, Nicolas Reeves and others.

Submissions accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. The conference is organised by CIANT as part of the ENTER festival in the framework of the Leonardo 40th anniversary celebrations. The festival will feature also the first retrospective exhibition of Frank J. Malina.

Conference Honorary Panel includes: Rudolf Arnheim, Ivan M. Havel, Jasia Reichardt, Itsuo Sakane, Sonia Sheridan

Join us in Prague 8-10 November 2007.

Leonardo/ISAST is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. To learn more about Leonardo/ISAST's projects, programs and activities, visit
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Monday, January 22, 2007

Support SEED

SEED has received generous support from Discover Science and Engineering, the Royal Irish Academy, the Odessa Club, and Zero-G design agency.

SEED also benefits from the involvement and enthusiasm of many skilled volunteers.

If you are interested in supporting SEED, organizing a SEED event or becoming involved as a SEED volunteer please contact

Thursday, January 18, 2007

NanoArt 2006 Competition open for VOTE

Voting for the first ever NanoArt international online competition is now open. 71 works have been submitted. Please visit artists' albums and vote for your favourite work.

To VOTE please click here and follow directions.

NanoArt is a new art form where micro/nanosculptures created by artists/scientists through chemical/physical processes and/or natural micro/nanostructures are visualized with powerful research tools like Scanning Electron Microscopes. The monochromatic electron microscope images are processed further to create a piece of art that can be showcased for a large audience to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable. To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology please visit

Saturday, January 06, 2007

January SEED salon: Sean McDougall

Tuesday January 9, 7 pm at the Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2. Donation: 5 Euro.

How can connecting art, science and engineering transform education? SEAN MCDOUGALL has some provocative ideas about this which he will explore through his new intelligent fountain project with FutureLab and other adventures in learning through design.

SEAN MCDOUGALL is Managing Director of Stakeholder Design. He came into prominence as a commentator on the Northern Ireland peace process and his suggestions influenced the design of the decommissioning process. Sean was a founder member of the UK Department for Education and Skills Schools Design Advisory Council, which is overseeing the implementation of Building Schools for the Future and the Academies programme. He has helped a number of organisations to improve their dialogue with young people, and he advises Back Care, a national charity concerned with the negative impact that poor school furniture has on physical health. a and seminars on risk management for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Prior to establishing Stakeholder Design, Sean was Campaign Leader for Learning Environments at the UK’s Design Council. Here, he was responsible for a Government-funded investigation of how to use design to improve educational outcomes. The result, Schools Renaissance, changed the way in which schools across England think of themselves. Its process of user-led design allowed teachers and students to co-design their own outcomes rather than commissioning specialist suppliers. Outcomes from the campaign included new types of furniture, 360 degree flexible classrooms, new approaches to teaching and learning, a new magazine on educational renewal and