Thursday Oct 03 , 6:30-8:30
ECO-Nuit Blanche and art/science collaboration at the Ontario Science Centre
Jennifer Willet – U of Windsor
Ana Klasnja, Ontario Science Centre
Dr. Jennifer Willet is an internationally successful artist in the emerging field of BioArt. Her work resides at the intersection of art and science, and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies, and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field. She engages in performance, installation, photography and sculpture based artistic practices, mixed with protocols and life forms from the biological sciences.
Ana Klasnja is senior multimedia producer and curator of the !dea Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre.
Thursday Oct 24, 6:30-8:30
New Frontiers in Bioremediation
Tagny Duff, Fluxmedia, Concordia U
Elizabeth Edwards, Biozone, U of T
Tagny Duff is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, educator and independent curator based in Montreal. Her recent works explore how concepts of viral movement, such as contagion, replication, and transversability perform (and are performed) as a necessary mode of movement across digital and biological bodies. She is the founder and director of Fluxmedia Lab at Concordia University
Dr. Elizabeth Edwards is a Professor in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, and the Director of BioZone, an interdisciplinary research centre for bioengineering and applied bioscience. She is an internationally renowned expert in bioremediation and environmental biotechnology who has spent over 20 years developing ways to use bacteria and other micro-organisms to clean up chemical pollutants in groundwater, especially gasoline and industrial solvents.
Thursday Nov 21, 6:30-8:30
A Real Art / Science Collaboration
Ron Wild, Digital Art / Science Collaborator, smART Map
Joseph Geraci, Toronto General Hospital @ Psychiatry
Dr. Joseph Geraci is a mathematical physicist working in medicine and drug discovery. He uses mathematical structures to strip away the cacophony of noise that is inherent in medical data sets where the goal is the ability to predict the most effective treatment for individual patients. He utilizes graph theory, topology, geometry, statistics, dynamical systems theory and beyond.
Ron Wild creates intense, multi-dimensional “smART Map” collages. He is an emerging explorer at the art and science frontier, who bridges the divide between the two. With a foot firmly planted in each camp, Ron Wild is a western-Canadian Digital Art / Science Collaborator, currently working in downtown Toronto.