Miriam Walsh

Staining the Brain

Are you a researcher interested in sharing your research with non-scientists? Are you a PhD, post-doc or PI that’s never done public engagement before or are you wanting to get more experience sharing and reframing your research to new and different audiences? At ASCUS we have 10 years of experience working with artists and scientists at different stages of their …

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My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session

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For our ASCUS Lab Open Session on Saturday the 21st of July we are delighted to announce that we will be joined by cardiovascular science PhD researchers Benjamin Thomas, Holly Woodward, Finnius Bruton and Tanguy Blehaut, who will spend the afternoon with us exploring how we experience our own heart beat through live and interactive demos while chatting about how …

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Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop

Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop 18:00-21:00, Monday 21st May 2018 On Monday 21st May later this month we are delighted to welcome Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh, to ASCUS Lab to explore with us the flow, transfer, drying and transformation of paints and pigments. From the brush strokes of the …

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Featured Open Session – with Guest Physics Researcher Dr Anne Pawsey

The physical characteristics of paints, inks and clays influence how they can be used to produce art. How they are deposited wet, transferred from surface to surface and how they dry. Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh is studying these materials and would like to invite artists or anyone who uses clays, …

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The Art of Tissue Engineering

At ASCUS we are delighted to welcome renowned bio artist Oron Catts from SymbioticA, the first research laboratory of its kind enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices, to ASCUS Lab this month! Image credit: semi-living steak by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, 2003 The Art of Tissue Engineering 5:00-9:00pm, Thursday 22nd Mar 2018 The idea of …

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Model Organisms & Making Mutants

On Saturday 24th of March we are delighted to be joined again in ASCUS Lab by cardiovascular science PhD researchers Rebecca Wafer, Teodora Aldea and Emmanouil Solomonidis, who will share different aspects of their research at the The British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Edinburgh. Model Organisms & Making Mutants 4pm-7pm, Sat 24th Mar 2018 …

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Art and Science on a Postcard | 2018

Come Join us in ASCUS Lab for Art & Science on a Postcard, a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists. This workshop is brought to you by ASCUS, InterSci and in collaboration with Pint of Science and their Creative Reactions initiative. Art & Science on a Postcard 10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm Sat 28th Apr 2018 This is a collaborative & creative exchange …

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Moving Microbes – The Art and Science of Public Engagement

Are you a researcher interested in sharing your research with non-scientists? Are you a PhD, post-doc or PI that’s never done public engagement before or are you wanting to get more experience sharing and reframing your research to new and different audiences? At ASCUS we have 10 years of experience working with artists and scientists at different stages of their …

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R Sustainable Fashion Show

On Saturday 3rd of March we are delighted to be partnering with R Sustainable Fashion Show as they bring you a night of exploring the impact of fast fashion! R Sustainable Fashion Show 5.30pm-10pm, Sat 3rd March 2018 Come down to the West Court theatre at the Edinburgh College of Art to explore the impact of fast fashion! R Sustainable …

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Contextualising Biotechnological Artifacts

On Friday 19th of January in partnership with UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, ASCUS is delighted to present Contextualising Biotechnological Artifacts – a talk by renowed bio artists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr. Vessels of Care and Control: Prototypes of Compustcubator & Hivecubator 2016 Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr in collaboration with Mike Bianco Contextualising Biotechnological Artifacts 6:30-8:30pm, Fri …

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