Archive 2012

Malaria: An Art Science Collaboration. An Evening with Dr Deborah Robinson

Thursday 04 October 2012, 4.00 – 5.30 pm Seminar Room 1.18, Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art ASCUS is delighted to announce an October event to celebrate the closing of the ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ exhibition at the Tent Gallery (ECA) featuring artist and ESRC Genomics Forum Bright Ideas Fellow, Dr Deborah Robinson. Dr. Robinson will share her experience of …

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Welcome to the Jungle

Friday 21 September – Thursday 4 October 2012 Tent Gallery, Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh An exhibition supported by ASCUS and curated by Inbal Drue. The Exhibition explores themes such as camouflage, masks, mythology, mating behaviour and mate selection through photography, drawing and installation. Artist: Catriona Gilbert

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The Clipperton Project

Tuesday 3 July 2012, 7.00 – 9.00 pm Canons’ Gait Pub (downstairs room), Royal Mile, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh Clipperton is an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is also an idea. Join ASCUS and The Clipperton Project for an evening of exploration into the understanding of social issues and environmental concerns. www.clippertonproject.com  

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Margaret Ferguson

Tuesday 5 June 2012, 7.00 – 9.00 pm Canons’ Gait Pub, Royal Mile, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh Margaret Ferguson is a chemist (PhD, Edinburgh) and artist (BA, Edinburgh College of Art) based on Skye. She recently received funding from Highlands and Islands Arts (HI-Arts) to explore diatoms and the diatomite mining history on Skye, and she will be presenting her in-progress …

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Dorothy Hardy

Tuesday 1 May 2012, 7.00 – 9.00 pm Canons’ Gait Pub (downstairs room), Royal Mile, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh Dorothy Hardy has degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Cardiff, UK) and in Glass and Ceramics (Sunderland, UK). She is passionate about renewable energy, and started her career working in wind energy. Her PhD research combines engineering and artistic skills to improve the aesthetics of …

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Insights and Ideas Cafe: Science

Thursday 5 April 2012, 2.00 – 4.00 pm Creative Scotland, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh The event will showcase interesting practice and encourage exploration and discussion on science, creativity and culture and offer an opportunity to network with academics, researchers and others with practical experience of working in this area. This event is being held in association with ascus (arts science collaborative). Speakers: Andrew …

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ASCUS at Edinburgh International Science Festival (2012)

30 March – 15 April 2012 Edinburgh International Science Festival, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh ASCUS curated a series of works by Siobhan Healy, Chris Cottrell/Hamer Dodds, Sarah Roberts, and Camila Sposati at the City Arts Centre as part of the 2012 Edinburgh International Science Festival (30 March – 15 April 2012). In Conversation with ASCUS Even if you missed the Festival, you …

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Taxidermy Demonstration by Sally Adams

Tuesday 13 March 2012, 7.00 – 9.00 pm Room J05, Main Building, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Artist and taxidermist Sally Adams will give a demonstration of how to skin a bird, followed by a talk on her work, inspiration and the taxidermy process. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the demonstration and Sally will be …

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When Worlds Collide: Composing the Sciences

Thursday 16th February 2012, 6.00-7.30 pm ASCUS Project Space @ St. James Centre Composer Julian Wagstaff will give a talk about his musical works which have been inspired and informed by the natural sciences. The talk will cover the composer’s recent collaborations with scientists at the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The talk …

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How Steep is Now: Perspectives on Climate Change in Scotland and Kenya

Thursday 9 February 2012, 6.00 – 7.30 pm ASCUS Project Space @ St. James Centre ASCUS grant winners Liz Adamson, Graeme Todd (Polarcap/Edinburgh College of Art) and Mark Huxham (Health, Life and Social Sciences Edinburgh Napier University) will discuss their work ‘How Steep is Now: Perspectives on Climate Change in Scotland and Kenya’.

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