Wednesday 16, August 2017

Miriam Walsh

Exxpedition 2017 | A Life in Plastic

Photo courtesy of eXXpedition 2017 eXXpedition – MAKING THE UNSEEN SEEN eXXpedition is a series of all women voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our body to the toxics in our seas. Since 7th August 2017 eXXpedition has been circumnavigating Great Britain on board S.V. Sea Dragon stopping for events along the way. At ASCUS we …

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Featured Open Session – with Guest Neuroscience Researcher Jemma Pilcher

Ever asked yourself how does your brain work? This question has been puzzling scientists for centuries and will probably continue to do so far into the future. However, there is plenty we do know about the inner workings of the brain. We know the brain is made up of different regions which connect and communicate with each other, and together …

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Artists are Present at the Annual Applied Microbiology Conference 2017

Image courtesy of the artist: Louise Mackenzie, Pithos (2016) In partnership with the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), we are delighted to announce Louise Mackenize as the ASCUS Artist in Residence at the Annual Applied Microbiology Conference 2017, as part of our Artists are Present initiative. Artists are Present is an ASCUS initiative that places artists at the heart of …

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Beyond Skin | LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery

Beyond Skin is an exhibition artworks made in response to participatory workshops with Eczema Outreach Scotland members affected by eczema, and as a result of art-science collaborations during our recent Atopic Art Micro-Residency with Prof Sara Brown’s skin genetic research laboratory at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee. For this exhibiton we are delighted to partner with LifeSpace Science …

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ASCUS Lab Currently Seeking Volunteers [Opportunity for SCIENTISTS]

Volunteer with us At ASCUS Lab we are currently seeking volunteers with a background in a working lab environment and in particular the biosciences, to support the delivery of our Lab Open Sessions and our Microscopy for Beginners Course. As the UK’s largest publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and sicence our audiences include artists, scientists and members of …

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Atopic Experiences with Artist Beverley Hood

by Beverley Hood, Atopic Art Micro-Residency Artist, June 2017 I’ve been working at the Brown Lab at Ninewells, since mid January 2017. It’s been such a welcoming place, with staff that are curious about how artists work, even though, I think at first somewhat unsure about what artists actually do. I’ve spent most of my time in the Brown Lab …

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Microscopy for Beginners

Microscopy for Beginners [5 weeks] *Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival. Course Outline This is a series of skills workshops combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microscopy in a …

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Cultures of Housekeeping

by Gordon Douglas, Atopic Art Micro-Residency Artist, May 2017 Over the last three months, I have become fascinated with the organisational structures at Ninewells Hospital that help to organise communication, annotation and performance. As a practitioner, I’m already invested in researching the kinds of invisible infrastructure that govern our performance and actions in everyday life, so am feeling very inspired …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency | Art, Science and Introductions…

Our Atopic Art Micro-Residency started out with introductions and conversations on the train as we travelled northwards across the Firth of Forth with artists Beverley Hood and Gordon Douglas for the beginning of this new residency at Professor Sara Brown’s skin genetic research laboratory, at the University of Dundee. We navigated our way across Dundee City finally reaching our destination …

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Transformation – Thinking Through Making With Life

As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival visual arts programme, Contemporary Connections, co-curated by the Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS, we are delighted to host artist Louise Mackenzie in ASCUS Lab. For this featured workshop Louise will provide participants with the opportunity to get hands-on with the scientific processes of making with life! Join us in the ASCUS …

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