By Anna Marks
"Bio Design Challenge: Food Futures" exhibited this month at the Royal College of Art. Students from across the school explored how current innovations in biodesign can shape and influence food production. The event made up part of Biodesign Challenge, a worldwide competition aiming to build collaborations between scientists, artists, designers, and engineers. This was the first time that the event was held in the U.K., and the winner of the exhibition (POM) will compete internationally during the BioDesign Summit held this week at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
MA Science & Art exhibition illustrates
emerging relationships between disciplines
By Anna Marks, contributor
The Art and Science Masters Degree at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, is a pioneering course investigating the collaborations and emerging relationships between art and science. The course examines how best to communicate these relationships and via innovative art practice, encourages students to develop a critical engagement with current scientific research.
"'Field Notes Of A Terranaut' represents an attempt to visualize in prosaic terms the ground state of existence in the tradition of da Vinci like field notes."
Jody Oberfelder Projects presents the world premiere of "The Brain Piece," a live dance performance surrounding themes of the brain such as perception, sensation, and neuroplasticity.
This June we feature the words and work of technology-artist Kelly Heaton, Radicate's artist residency program in Italy, clay-technology artist Francesa Perona, David Goodsell's "Molecule of the Month" series at RCSB's Protein Data Bank, brain art by Jenny Walsh and Greg A Dunn, Micropia (a museum of microbes) in the Netherlands, biomimicry sculpture by Nick Ervinck, Hans Baumann's artistic research in the Great Salt Lake, jewelry by neuroscientist Luke Maninov Hammond, ARTSail (a floating artist residency in Miami), and reflections on art-science collaboration from the 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity.