Friday 20, July 2018

News

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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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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The Festival of Creative Learning 2018 ASCUS Wrap Up

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The Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) is a year-long festival focusing on creative learning and innovation at The University of Edinburgh (UoE), culminating in a curated programme of events every February. We had the opportunity to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week where we had a variety of events and activities based on …

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ASCUS Presents: Silent Signal Film Screening

At ASCUS we are deligthed to partner with Animate Projects and the Wigtown Book Festivalto present Silent Signal for their Big Bang Weekend 2018. From Frankenstein’s monster to the future of AI and from outer space to the inside of the brain – The Big Bang Weekend explores the mechanics of life and we are taking part! ASCUS Presents: Silent …

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The Greenhouse Gas Exchange

This October ASCUS is delighted to be partnering with the Greenhouse gAs Uk and Global Emissions (GAUGE) project to bring you ASCUS Lab’s very first Greenhouse Gas Exchange event for creative practitioners. The Greenhouse Gas Exchange is a day long interactive event for creative practitioners interested in meeting current researchers involved in the GAUGE project. This is an opportunity for …

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Artists are Present at the Annual Applied Microbiology Conference 2017

Image courtesy of the artist: Louise Mackenzie, Pithos (2016) In partnership with the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), we are delighted to announce Louise Mackenize as the ASCUS Artist in Residence at the Annual Applied Microbiology Conference 2017, as part of our Artists are Present initiative. Artists are Present is an ASCUS initiative that places artists at the heart of …

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ASCUS Lab Currently Seeking Volunteers [Opportunity for SCIENTISTS]

Volunteer with us At ASCUS Lab we are currently seeking volunteers with a background in a working lab environment and in particular the biosciences, to support the delivery of our Lab Open Sessions and our Microscopy for Beginners Course. As the UK’s largest publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and sicence our audiences include artists, scientists and members of …

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Biodesign Challenge 2017

Biodesign Challenge 2017! At ASCUS we are delighted to support this year’s Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh Biodesign Challenge team! Over the last couple of weeks, we have been welcoming this year’s Biodesign Challenge team’s into ASCUS Lab to do bio experimentation, from filming live experiments to capturing their results in the lab, it has been great to …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency | Art, Science and Introductions…

Our Atopic Art Micro-Residency started out with introductions and conversations on the train as we travelled northwards across the Firth of Forth with artists Beverley Hood and Gordon Douglas for the beginning of this new residency at Professor Sara Brown’s skin genetic research laboratory, at the University of Dundee. We navigated our way across Dundee City finally reaching our destination …

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ASCUS Lab at the 2017 Science Festival

1st of April – 16th April Contemporary Connections Art Launch: 7pm-9pm, Fri 31st March CLICK HERE to register! In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme and with that, invite you to Get Connected to art and science! Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science …

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