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ASCUS Lab at the ESAF 2017

For the ESAF 2017, ASCUS is proud to be partnering with the Edinburgh Student Art Festival (ESAF) for the unique opportunity to get a sneak peak behind the scenes at ASCUS Lab. ESAF is Scotland’s first ever youth-led multi-arts festival that brings together all five higher and further education institutions across Edinburgh. Last year was our first year to partner …

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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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DATA-X Symposium

Pioneering Research Data (Data-X) Exhibition is an exciting University of Edinburgh IS Innovation Fund initiative supported by the Data Lab and ASCUS. It brings together PhD researchers from the arts and sciences to develop collaborative and creative data ‘installations’. ‘Installations’ will take the form of digital sculptures, simulations, performances, soundscapes, interactive exhibits, 3D structures, machinery, visualisations. To accompany the exhibition a …

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Makers Marks: Connecting Engineers, Scientists, Artists and Designers

Are you interested in collaborating across disciplines? Trying out emerging technologies? Playing with perspectives for a fresh look at a project? Then join us! On Monday, 28 November, from 7:00pm-9:30pm, the Summerhall Cafe will feature the Makers Marks Project, the Edinburgh Hacklab, and ASCUS Art & Science, three examples of Edinburgh groups working to make connections across art and science …

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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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