Science Odyssey: Sci/Art Exhibition & Cabinet of Curiosities

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Thu, May 18, 2017

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Please join us for the dynamic Sci/Art exhibition of research featuring the work of Concordia University artists and scientists. This interdisciplinary vernissage will include a Cabinet of Curiosities, images from Concordia science laboratories, petri-dish food cultivations, and the works of artists who use scientific methods and images.

Explore the EV Building’s multi-level exhibition spaces and displays, and tour the exceptional equipment and labs our researchers use to create their artistic and scientific productions. The Cabinet of Curiosities will expose how early scientific instruments helped research and teaching at Concordia University, and the Speculative Life Lab will exhibit the latest in SCI/ART research. Learn how this equipment evolved over the years, providing increasingly accurate scientific results.

Works featured in the Speculative Life BioLab will include mycellium architectural models by MDes student Théo Chauvirey; recent bacterial dye experiments by WhiteFeather; slime mold cultures and experiments by MA student, Tristan Matheson with WhiteFeather; ambient bacterial culture by biologist and MFA student, Nathalie Dubois Calero; yogurt and kombucha culture experiments by Comms PhD student Maya Hey, and other works in progress by lab users.

Led by Concordia professors in collaboration with international guest lecturers, students and the general public alike had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a challenging and vibrant intellectual environment. This unique opportunity allowed academic fields to converge while looking at science from a varity of angles.

Science Odyssey is an initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). Concordia’s lineup of Science Odyssey events ranged from visits to labs, talks and conferences, school field trips, encounters with scientists, artists and engineers, special exhibits, online activities, and much more.

 

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