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ASCUS Lab at the Festival of Creative Learning

The Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) is a year-long festival focusing on creative learning and innovation at The University of Edinburgh and is supported by The Institute for Academic Development (IAD). Having teamed up with the University for last year’s Innovative Learning Week, we are delighted to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency Artists announced

We are delighted to announce that Beverley Hood and Gordon Douglas have been appointed for our new Atopic Art Micro-Residency and commission project with Prof Sara Brown. We very much look forward to working with them both over the course of the project. You can read more about both artists here   Read more here about how the Atopic Art …

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Call for Bio Makers for the 2017 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

Calling all bio-makers, bio-artists, bio-innovators, bio-crafters, bio-hackers, bio-creators, bio-tinkerers and DIY biologists! ASCUS Lab is hosting a Bio Makers Zone at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire 2017 as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival and we are looking for people to join us! The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the diversity of human creativity and is …

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ASCUS Lab | Lab Technician (part-time)

We are delighted to announce that we are looking for a new Lab Technician to join the ASCUS Lab team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the core team of this growing organisation and to work directly on the development of the facility and delivery of our lab programme of art-science workshops and courses. ASCUS Lab is an exciting …

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Microscopy for Beginners

Microscopy for Beginners [5 weeks] Course Outline This is a series of skills classes combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microscopy in a fun, creative and experimental environment. The course will cover the following topics: Experience ways of creating striking images by venturing into the unseen world of microscopy, exploring different …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency | Open Call

Announcing our new ASCUS micro-residency and commission with Prof. Sara Brown, within the School of Medicine and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. In May 2015 Sara became the first UK dermatologist to be awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. Having teamed up with Sara and charity Eczema Outreach Scotland to run our participatory workshops project with artists …

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Interview with Prof Sara Brown

Earlier this year we met with Professor Sara Brown, who we have partnered with for our Atopic Art project. We wanted to speak to her about how her research is progressing and why she is interested in working with artists. Sara spoke about the ups and downs researchers face doing the work that they do, ‘Some people think labs are …

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ASCUS at The Big Draw’s STEAM Symposium

#STEAMSymposium: Laboratory of Visual Exploration Presented by The Big Draw in partnership with The University of Lincoln & BALTIC ASCUS is delighted to be contributing to STEAM Symposium, a visual learning adventure for educators and anyone interested in the power of cross-disciplinary approaches to learning. About The day-long event will see the worlds of digital technology, science, art, and engineering …

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Wrap-up – ASCUS Lab Workshops and Events for the 2016 Science Festival

We hope that you managed to check out ASCUS happenings during Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016, as we ran an ambitious programme of art-science workshops and events in ASCUS Lab, our new publicly accessible laboratory in Summerhall. Throughout the festival participants had a chance to experience hands-on activities, from peering down microscopes, delving into the meticulous art of Taxidermy, exploring …

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ASCUS at the 2016 Science Festival

26th of March – 10th April Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science Festival together with Summerhall to bring you a dynamic visual arts programme. That time of year has returned and this year we are pleased to announce Bio and Beyond an exhibition that brings together work from local and international artists, …

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