Sunday, May 10, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] EYE OF THE STORM

Registration open

An interdisciplinary conference on scientific controversy

19 / 20 June 2009
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1, UK

The Arts Catalyst and Tate Britain are organising this 2-day
conference to bring together an international line-up of 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 and the
distribution of genetically modified organisms, Eye of the Storm will
touch on brilliance and ego, obsessions and cover-ups, dissent and
whistleblowing, big science, high finance, deviant science, the
reliability of knowledge and the legislation of uncertainty. Eye of
the Storm develops Tate Britain's mission to present new research and
debates within visual culture into the area of contemporary
interrelationships between art, science and society.

Confirmed speakers are Sheila Jasanoff (Professor of Science and
Technology Studies, Harvard University), Eduardo Kac (artist), Roger
Malina (astrophysicist, Director, Observatoire Astronomique de
Marseille Provence), Rod Dickinson (artist) and Oron Catts (artist,
Director, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia).

An Arts Catalyst / Tate Britain conference in association with Leonardo/OLATS.

Tate Britain Auditorium
£70 (£35 concessions), booking required
Price includes drinks afterwards


or call +44 (0) 20 7887 8888.

Selection Committee

Chair: Nicola Triscott, Director, The Arts Catalyst
Michael Bravo, Senior Lecturer, Scott Polar Research Institute,
University of Cambridge
Bernadette Buckley, Programme Convenor, MA Art & Politics, Goldsmiths,
University of London
Sian Ede, Director of Arts, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Madeleine Keep, Education Department, Tate Britain
Rob La Frenais, Curator, The Arts Catalyst
Roger Malina, Chairman Emeritus, Leonardo, Director of Research, CNRS

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