Sarah Mackinnon

Find – Grow – See: Microbiology Skills Course 2020

Did you know this is more life in a drop of puddle water or a single gram of soil than there are people on the planet? Join us and gain the skills to explore this microcosmos. Find – Grow – See 2020 Beginners Microbiology Skills Course 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, Tuesdays 8th Sept – 6th October This is a …

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Beyond the Naked Eye: Microscopy Beginners Course 2020

Go deeper into the hidden microscopic world through lens and light in this 4-week skills course. Beyond the Naked Eye 2020 Beginners Microscopy Course 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, Wednesdays, 14th Oct – 4th Nov 2020 Experience new ways of creating striking images by venturing into the unseen world of microscopy, explore different samples and staining techniques to visualise the …

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POSTPONED: Syncrasy | 2020 Edinburgh Science Festival Exhibition

*Update 18.03.20: We regret to announce that due to the current public health crisis, Edinburgh Science Festival 2020 has been canceled and our associated exhibition, Syncrasy postponed to an unconfirmed date. Keep an eye out for updates.* Experience the work of visual artists Beverley Hood, Victoria Evans and Sneha Solanki, working across the fields of art, science and technology. This series of exhibitions …

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CAPTURING COLLABORATION: GLIMPSES OF ART SCI EXCHANGE EXHIBITION

What happens when artists and scientists come together in an open science lab? We’ve spent the last 4 years, since ASCUS Lab’s conception finding out. Our latest exhibition, Capturing Collaboration, encapsulates impressions of this elusive exchange in some of its many forms. Details This February, we have given Forest Cafe an ASCUS makeover, positioning installations and imagery throughout the space …

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ASCUS + ScotCHEM ⇌ Catalysing Creativity Artists Announced

Announcing an exciting new art-science commission in partnership with ScotCHEM, a collaboration of Scotland’s university chemistry departments. Since 2019, ASCUS Art & Science and ScotCHEM have been working together on a project for artists and designers to gain exclusive access to Scotland wide cutting edge chemistry research. We hosted a successful networking/knowledge exchange event, Catalysing Creativity with ScotCHEM in June …

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Art & Science on a Postcard 2020

Brought to you by ASCUS Art & Science and InterSci in collaboration with the Festival of Creative Learning 2020 and Forest Cafe, Art & Science on a Postcard is a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas and get creative with science. Art & Science on a Postcard 2020 What happens when 5 artists …

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Biofabricating Frankenstein’s tales: Talk by Oron Catts

We are delighted to welcome renowned bio artist Oron Catts for an exclusive talk about his fascination with tissue engineering and regenerative biology and his project focusing on the story of Frankenstein. Image credit: Vessels of Care and Control -the Compostubator (2019) by the Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr) Biofabricating Frankenstein’s Tales Artist and Scientist …

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ASCUS Art & Science 2019 Wrap Up

After a rewarding Christmas break, we’d like to reflect on an exciting year. 760 of you visited ASCUS Lab for a variety of purposes last year. We are grateful you chose to spend time with us in 2019. Here’s what we got up to in 2019. Art & Science on a Postcard & Festival of Creative Learning In January and …

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ASCUS Lab Christmas Crystals Workshop

We’re getting creative with liquid crystals in ASCUS Lab this Christmas. Create your own unique Christmas card designs. Workshop Details The Workshop Tired of traditional Christmas workshops? Create a unique Christmas crystal card with us in ASCUS Lab using our guided crystallography techniques. Create mesmerising, liquid crystal imagery with our polarised light microscopes. Then use our Christmas themed camera filters …

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Resist? or Coexist? An Exploration of Antimicrobial Resistance

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, we will explore the issue of our times, Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) through discussion, creativity and meeting ASCUS Lab’s own collection of microbes. Workshop Details The Workshop In ASCUS Lab, led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, we will encourage imaginative and creative thinking around AMR and our relationship with …

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