Sunday, December 6, 2009

[Yasmin_discussions] Call for On Line Lectures for Art-Science or Science-Art Courses


We now have almost 60 different art-science or science-art course curricula
in our twine compilation, with about

30 curriculum developers who have joined in.
are now calling for links to lectures that are available on line for
art-science or science-art
classes; If you have an on line lecture that can be used in teaching
art-science or science-art
please contact me and we will add it to the twine. rmalina(at) ask to join
the twine and you can add the link yourself.

There seem to be a variety of ways that universities are establishing
art-science and science-art
courses. Some of the classes are of the type " physics for artists":

( eg The Chemistry of Art: Dr Elizabeth Wise : Lourdes College

Some are for collaborative practices between artists and scientists:

eg: Masters of Science in Biological Arts: Symbiotica

One third kind of approach is exemplified by the UC Davis Art-Science
Fusion Program which seeks
a theoretical transdiscplinary/integrative approach:

Art Science Fusion Program : UC Davis, California, USA

A new paradigm for education is sprouting in the Northern California
landscape. Students in the newly formed Art/Science Fusion Program at the
University of California, Davis, connect the patterns, harmonies, symbols
and perceptions that are shared across borders and disciplines. Students see
and feel art and science, hold it in their hands, hearts and memories—in
ceramics, painting, photographs, music, and textiles. With this experience,
they transform ideas into new concepts and insights and a greater
appreciation for the natural world. Through interactive lectures and studio
time, students learn scientific concepts and turn them into works of art.
Entomology 1, Art, Science and the World of Insects, the result of seven
years of experimentation, is the centerpiece course. Others in the series
are Art, Science and the World of Plants; Photography: Bridging Art and
Science; and Earth, Water, Science and Song. The Art/Science Fusion Program,
led by Diane Ullman and Donna Billick, is housed in the College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Science and Society Program.

We would be particularly in interested in other examples of this kind of
pedagogical approach.

Maybe yasminers on this yasmin discussion list would be interested in
raising and
discussing issues around the problems faced by educators and students in the
emerging areas of art-science and science-art practice

Roger Malina

Leonardo Education Forum co chair Victoria Vesna and Leonardo Executive
Editor Roger Malina are interested in examples of courses and curricula that
are in the art-science field- such as courses on art and biology, art and
mathematics, art and chemistry etc.
We are not collecting art and new media curricula, but the broad range of
arts ( all forms from performing , sound, visual etc) connecting to all
sciences, hard and social sciences. We are including art and new
technologies if they are not new media ( eg nano tech)
People who have taught an art-science or science art class, at university or
secondary school level, in formal or informal settings are invited to
contact roger malina at
We realise its hard to differentiate art-science from art-technology and
that the boundaries blur ( eg nano science is hard to separate from nano
technology), but a art and robotics class isnt really what we are trying to
compile here !! There are other resources that are compiling new media
programs ( eg see pier luigi capucci's resource part of the YASMIN network, also Paut
Thomas' resource at

Please feel free also to add references/literature relevant to developing
curriula in art-science or articles you have written about your pedagogy.

we though we might try and organise a workshop or panels for educators who
are developing curricula in the art science area.
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