Talk | Blind Drunk in the Laboratory - What happens when art meets science?
Artist collective boredomresearch have been working in some of the world's leading scientific laboratories, collaborating with psychologists, computer scientists and biomedical scientists.
In this talk the artists will reveal the fascinating world of art and science collaboration - from mice with schizophrenia and cacti with cancer to plans of dominating the universe with robots inspired by honeybees.
Since November 2018 the artists have been in residence at the gallery as part of PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN). The artists will discuss the progress of their residency, and what the world's first large scale study of human generosity means for those less fortunate.
boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, working with digital media, the artists give form to unseen aspects of the biological world. This fascination with digital tools as a means to explore, experiment and interpret the mechanics that escape immediate perception creates a strong synergy with scientific disciplines. Much of their artwork centres on advancing understanding of the interactions between human culture and its sustaining environment.
PONToon is a cross border project that aims to use a range of new and developing technologies such as games development, 3D/virtual reality and web/mobile apps to engage, support and up-skill women in order to aid their employment opportunities. Aspex are one of 11 partners working on this digital toolkit creation, led by the University of Portsmouth CCI.
This event will take place on Thursday 7 February, 18.00hrs. Attendance to this event is free. Booking is essential and can be made via our Eventbrite page (CLICK HERE).
At the event, please present your ticket to the Info Desk.
If you have any queries, please contact Participation & Digital Arts Apprentice :
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