Thursday, November 12, 2015

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] why scientists engage in art science practices

Hello Yasminers,

Yesterday evening we had one of our Art Sci Salon presentations
at the The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
in Toronto. on the theme of

Revealing Neutrinos
Mark-David Hosale Digital Media, School of the Arts, Media,
Performance & Design, York University
James Madsen Physics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

James and Mark David discussed their processes of collaboration
and the challenges in exploring the visualization and sonification
of data sets collected at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

After the meeting I have asked James Madsen why as scientist
is he engaged in art science collaboration? "I am deeply involved in
education and outreach - and find that in our ongoing
collaboration with Mark-David an artist who is well informed
in science and technology - we are able to explore and present
complex scientific concepts in a much more aesthetic and
accessible and way than I would through a science publication".

Please find below further info on the theme of the ArtSci event.

Nina Czegledy

IceCube Neutrino Observatory.
a new type of telescope made from one cubic kilometer of ice starting
one and half kilometers below the surface at the South Pole. Hosale
and Madsen have been working regularly with each other since 2012 and
have realized several projects including Quasar2 and 3, an
international art/science panel discussion at Deutsches Museum in
Munich, Germany, and a variety of education and outreach projects.
Their current work is the product of a collaboration between the
Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and the nD::StudioLab
at York University.

>The Labs
>Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC)
>The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, or WIPAC
>(<>, is a scientific
>center within the Graduate School of the University of
>Wisconsin-Madison with faculty based in the Departments of Physics
>and Astronomy. Until December of 2011, WIPAC was known as the
>IceCube Research Center
>(<> Following
>construction completion of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in
>December 2010, the mission, vision, and name of the center were
>revised to reflect the shift from IceCube construction to data
>analysis and encompass a broader range of particle astrophysics
>research interests. The main goals of the center still revolve
>around IceCube: maintaining and operating the detector to maximize
>data output and supporting the international collaboration in
>multiple ways. Other priorities include recruiting and developing
>gifted researchers, developing a national education and outreach
>program, and contributing to the field of particle astrophysics.
> nD::StudioLab
>Led by Mark-David Hosale, the n-D::StudioLab
>(<> is a
>multi-purpose facility designed for the research and development of
>transmodal artworks based on worldmaking theoretical research based
>at York University. The n-D::StudioLab is an adaptable space that
>can accommodate Research-creation activities that include
>theoretical discourse, methodological development, and the
>production of works. The common foci of these activities explore
>questions and produce work in the areas of ArtScience, Media Art,
>and Interactive Architecture. While a distinction between theory,
>methods, and making can be helpful for discussion, in practice they
>are interrelated with the output of one activity being the catalyst
>of another. Since its inception in October 2011 the n-D::StudioLab
>has been involved in the research and development of several works
>that have been shown internationally, and contributed to published
>research with a number of collaborators.
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