The Art and Science MA course at Central Saint Martins is the first of its kind in the UK and encourages exploration and investigation into the relationships between art and science. In conjunction with their degree show (24-29 May), the course is hosting an afternoon symposium of presentations, discussion and debate.
Highlights of the symposium addressing the theme of ‘State of Matter; Collisions and Connections in Art and Science’, include an outstanding panel of guest speakers: Sir Jonathan Miller CBE, doctor, artist, director, writer, and curator; Dr Daniel Glaser, Director of Science Engagement at the King’s Cultural Institute, King’s College London, and Ariane Koek, Clore Fellow and Director of Collide@CERN, plus presentations by the graduating students from the MA Art and Science. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion about the value of art and science research and practice, including speakers and audience participation.
Throughout the symposium, the subject of art and science as an interdisciplinary practice will be probed, scrutinised, questioned and debated.
There will also be complementary performances before and after the symposium and opportunities to participate in activities and workshops run by graduating students from the MA Art and Science.
12.00-1.00pm - workshops and activities (tbc), degree show viewing
1.00-2.00pm - symposium registration, performance, degree show viewing
2.00-5.30pm - symposium
5.30-6.00pm - refreshments
Please note: tickets are free but space is limited. Booking is essential and any spaces not occupied by 2pm may be reallocated to others.
When & Where
LASER is a program of evening gatherings, which bring together eclectic guest speakers working at the intersections of art, science and technology. Free of charge and open to the public, LASER encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting. lasertalks.com
London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and LENS) and University of Westminster (CREAM), and organised by Heather Barnett and co-chaired with John R A Smith. LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). londonlaser.net