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ASCUS Lab: Coming soon to Summerhall

A place to experiment in art & science… At ASCUS Art & Science we are busy developing ASCUS Lab a trans-disciplinary space to produce, create, experiment, play, debate and research, in particular, the biosciences and their role in society. The lab will be based in Summerhall, the creative hub for the arts and venue for the Edinburgh International Science Festival …

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Talking Artiscience Guest Speakers announced

For Talking Artiscience ASCUS presents an afternoon of fascinating talks and discussion at the interface of art and science, to coincide with the launch of How The Light Gets in for the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) Visual Arts Programme at Summerhall, the first co-curation between ASCUS, EISF and Summerhall. Artiscience, n., 1. the theory and practice of integrating art(s) …

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Talking Artiscience

ASCUS presents an afternoon of fascinating talks and discussion at the interface of art and science, to coincide with the launch of How The Light Gets in for the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) Visual Arts Programme at Summerhall, the first co-curation between ASCUS, EISF and Summerhall. Image courtesy of artist William Latham Programme 2.00pm – 3.00pm – William Latham …

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Opportunity for Artists to Attend BNA Conference in Edinburgh

In partnership with the BNA (British Neuroscience Association), ASCUS Art & Science launches its Artists are Present initiative for BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary. Throughout the conference, members of the ASCUS team and a number of selected artists will have access* to BNA2015. We are looking for expressions of interest from artists who would like to …

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Calling all Scientists!

Announcing a new public engagement opportunity for scientists. Would you like to view your research through the eyes of an artist? ASCUS Art & Science have teamed up with The Number Shop (TNS) to develop this exciting project. Artists based at the Number Shop studios and project space, would like to connect with scientists to develop new work inspired by …

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Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema | Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: 5pm on the 7th January 2015 Announcing our new Participatory Art Project, Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema. This is an innovative new collaborative project between Dr. Sara Brown at University of Dundee, Eczema Outreach Scotland and ASCUS Art & Science. This is an open call for proposals from artists on the themes of: The Science of eczema and Living with …

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Wrap-Up: Playing With Pandemics

Writing and Researching Infectious Disease Why do we like science that makes our skin crawl? We held a panel discussion on Tuesday November 25th  to explore our fascination with infectious disease. Science-fiction author, Louise Welsh, joined malaria expert Laura Pollitt, and bacterial evolution specialist Luke McNally on our panel. Louise is a Glaswegian author of six novels, her most recent …

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Announcing monthly volunteers meeting

 7pm, 1st December | Artiscience Library, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH ASCUS Art & Science is very proud of its history as a volunteer organisation. So to celebrate you guys and share with you all the fun things we’ve been up to, we’re hosting a monthly volunteer meeting on the first Monday of every month. The first meeting will take place Monday …

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ASCUS CIIE Micro-Residency – Open call

Application Deadline: 5pm on the 1st December 2014 Announcing our new ASCUS micro-residency programme at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution (CIIE) located in Ashworth labs, University of Edinburgh. Scientists have made progress in understanding how pathogens cause disease, escape our immune defences and spread in populations. However pathogen evolution threatens this progress, generating drug resistance, rendering vaccines ineffective …

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