Eye of the Storm, Tate Britain and Arts Catalyst confernce

This two-day symposium brings together scientists, artists, social scientists and policy-makers to explore scientific controversy from an interdisciplinary perspective. From esoteric arguments over the structure of the universe to highly charged public controversies around the use of stem cells, Eye of the Storm will touch on brilliance and ego, dissent and whistle-blowing, big science, high finance, deviant science, the reliability of knowledge and the legislation of uncertainty.

Martin John Callanan as Artist in Residence at UCL Environment Institute, alongside Richard Hamblyn the Writer in Residence, will be presenting.

Organised in collaboration with and supported by The Arts Catalyst and Tate Britain in association with Leonardo/OLATS

Tate Britain Auditorium (booking required)
Friday 19 June 2009, 10.00–19.30
Saturday 20 June 2009, 10.00–17.30

Press release
Conference Abstracts

RSA review [archived version]:

UCL Artist in residence Martin John Callanan also offered a critique of
scientists use of graphs, also posing the question of whether the artist’s contribution was
best made via critique of scientific methodology. If it was more about the proposing of new
visions then that, too, was not artists territory alone.