Sarah Mackinnon

ArtSci Postcards from Midlothian

This October, along with InterSci, we took our Art & Science on a Postcard workshop to Midlothian Science Festival and the community of Dalkeith over two Saturdays. With Dalkeith Arts Centre as our base,  we brought together cancer researchers, art psychotherapists, quantum biologists, multidisciplinary artists, linguists, neuroscientists, crafters and collagists based in Midlothian and Edinburgh for some tea and chat …

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E-NUMBERS System Reinvented: A Micro Food Library by Artist Sneha Solanki

You’ve heard of ‘E numbers’? Probably more when you were younger when they were vilified by parents as something to avoid to curb your intake of candy. E numbers are indeed what contributed to your gummy bears being that particular shade of orange. They are codes displayed on food labels for EU approved additives which contribute to our food’s taste, …

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Art & Science on a Postcard Oct 19 Midlothian Science Festival

After 2 successful renditions, we are bringing Art & Science on a Postcard to Midlothian Science Festival this Autumn.  In partnership with InterSci, this is a networking and hands-on workshop connecting artists and scientists, encouraging the exchange of knowledge and ideas and to get creative with science. Workshop Booking Details The success of this event depends on an equal numbers of …

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Snow Day in September in ASCUS Lab

The first Saturday in September was an early ‘snow day’ in ASCUS Lab, in true ASCUS style. In the first workshop of its kind, Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data, we aimed to shift the perspective on snow. We welcomed twelve artists and designers, snow scientists Prof Richard Essery and Dr. Cecile Menard from the University of Edinburgh and visual artist …

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BHF Work of Heart Fringe Workshop: Lub Dub: Sense the Beat

ASCUS Art & Science are teaming up with BHF Scotland for 1 day only at this years Edinburgh Fringe 2019. With BHF funded researchers and a visual artist, we are delighted to present ‘Lub Dub: Sense the Beat,  a FREE workshop as part of  BHF series, ‘Work of Heart.’ We’re packing up our art-science tools and making over BHF Scotland …

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Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data Artist/Designer Workshop

We present ‘Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data’, a creative look at the ‘science’ of snow. Join us for a different kind of ‘snow day’, one where you will spend time immersed in snow science with a visual artist and experts in the field. What does research into snow look like? What are the tools used? In what parts of the …

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Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 2019

Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesdays, 16th Oct – 13th Nov 2019 Did you know there is more life is in a drop of puddle water or a single gram of soil from your garden than there are people on the whole planet? Join us and get familiar with this universe of hidden creatures …

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Beyond the Naked Eye Microscopy Beginners Course 2019

Beyond the Naked Eye 2020 Microscopy Beginners Course  6.30pm – 9.00pm, Tuesdays, 10th Sept – 8th Oct 2019 Our world is full of things invisible to the human eye. Have you ever tried to see the micropatterns of everyday objects? Do you want to gain the skills and techniques necessary to see colours and details usually invisible to the naked …

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The heArt of Climbing Pop Up with Eden Rock

In June, we climbed, drew to the beat of our hearts, viewed its electricity and much more with thirteen incredible young climbers at ASCUS’s first climbing pop-up workshop held at Eden Rock‘s community climbing arena. In partnership with Eden Rock and funded by the British Heart Foundation Scotland’s Centre for Research Excellence, we had lots of fun sharing our art-science …

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ASCUS + ScotCHEM ⇌ Catalysing Creativity | June 2019

Are you an artist or designer inspired by science imagery or concepts? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of molecules, materials, and matter guided by Scotland’s next generation of chemistry innovators? Excitingly, ASCUS Art & Science and ScotCHEM, a ‘strategic collaboration of Scotland’s university chemistry departments’ are collaborating on a unique knowledge exchange/networking opportunity for artists and designers …

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