Art for science’s sake, UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, 1 November 2012

Art for science’s sake, UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, 1 November 2012
Dr Chiara Ambrosio, UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies

For centuries, scientists have sought help from artistic practice as a visual aid. This lecture will explore case studies from the 18th to the 21st century, to show that artists have often participated in the growth of scientific knowledge by disturbing and questioning concepts that scientists take for granted. Would current artist in residence programmes benefit from adopting a more sustained critical role, in light of this history?

Related post by Johanna Kieniewicz ‏from the British Library: Why scientists should care about art

Digital Lives


Two of my websites are among the 42 archived in the British Library’s Digital Lives special collection

Collection of Internet sites selected to illustrate the growth of personal digital content on the WWW. As digital technology has become more accessible the individual increasingly has the means to edit, store and distribute personal material feeding a burgeoning trend for digital creativity and consumption. This collection exhibits the various forms of this output such as weblogs, articles, portfolios of work, audio and visual recordings.