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ASCUS + ScotCHEM ⇌ Catalysing Creativity Artists Announced

Announcing an exciting new art-science commission in partnership with ScotCHEM, a collaboration of Scotland’s university chemistry departments. Since 2019, ASCUS Art & Science and ScotCHEM have been working together on a project for artists and designers to gain exclusive access to Scotland wide cutting edge chemistry research. We hosted a successful networking/knowledge exchange event, Catalysing Creativity with ScotCHEM in June …

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Art & Science on a Postcard 2020

Brought to you by ASCUS Art & Science and InterSci in collaboration with the Festival of Creative Learning 2020 and Forest Cafe, Art & Science on a Postcard is a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas and get creative with science. Art & Science on a Postcard 2020 What happens when 5 artists …

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Biofabricating Frankenstein’s tales: Talk by Oron Catts

We are delighted to welcome renowned bio artist Oron Catts for an exclusive talk about his fascination with tissue engineering and regenerative biology and his project focusing on the story of Frankenstein. Image credit: Vessels of Care and Control -the Compostubator (2019) by the Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr) Biofabricating Frankenstein’s Tales Artist and Scientist …

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ASCUS Art & Science 2019 Wrap Up

After a rewarding Christmas break, we’d like to reflect on an exciting year. 760 of you visited ASCUS Lab for a variety of purposes last year. We are grateful you chose to spend time with us in 2019. Here’s what we got up to in 2019. Art & Science on a Postcard & Festival of Creative Learning In January and …

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ASCUS Lab Christmas Crystals Workshop

We’re getting creative with liquid crystals in ASCUS Lab this Christmas. Create your own unique Christmas card designs. Workshop Details The Workshop Tired of traditional Christmas workshops? Create a unique Christmas crystal card with us in ASCUS Lab using our guided crystallography techniques. Create mesmerising, liquid crystal imagery with our polarised light microscopes. Then use our Christmas themed camera filters …

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Resist? or Coexist? An Exploration of Antimicrobial Resistance

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, we will explore the issue of our times, Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) through discussion, creativity and meeting ASCUS Lab’s own collection of microbes. Workshop Details The Workshop In ASCUS Lab, led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, we will encourage imaginative and creative thinking around AMR and our relationship with …

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G Lands: An Out of Body Experience, An Artist Residency @ The Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Osirus, the Egyptian God of the afterlife and the human salivary gland, unrelated entities? Not to Artist Emily Fong. Emily is completing an artist residency in Emmerson Lab in the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM), University of Edinburgh led by Dr. Elaine Emmerson. Seeing a human organ outside the body undergoing research in a laboratory has been inspiring and thought-provoking …

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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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