Date held: 17th of April 2013, 5:45.00-8:30PM
Venue: Platform 21, Creative Scotland
The Edinburgh Information Session for Imagining Natural Scotland was attended by over sixty artists, scientists, architects, planners, fillmakers and cultural commentators. The audience was treated to three feature presentations from ASCUS Art Science Collaborative, composer Julian Wagstaff and Simon Flower from the British Geological Survey.
ASCUS Art Science Collaborative ( www.ascus.org.uk ) comprises a network of artists and scientists committed to the practice of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in 2008, ASCUS is a voluntary organisation and network of participants divided between the art and science communities, they have regualr monthly meetings which are open to all artists and scientists. In their presentation they not only discussed their work over the past five years but also looked at what artists can learn from scientists as well as what scientists can learn from artists.
This first presentation was followed by presentations from the composer Julian Wagstaff and British Geological Survey scientist Simon Flower who spoke about their experiences and the many benefits of art science collaboration. Videos of their presentations will be posted over the next few days.