Curated by Liz Lerman

February 28 to March 1, 2013

This symposium at Wesleyan University was hosted by the Center for the Arts and the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences and was curated by Liz Lerman. The symposium brought teams of artists and scientists to share approaches, skills and outcomes of their research at the intersection of art and science. Presenters included representatives from the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, the RAW DATA project at TRIUMF (Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics), the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado and Wesleyan University.

The symposium began at 5:30pm on Thursday, February 28 and ended at 5pm on Friday, March 1. 

Event Itinerary:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

5:30 – 6:30pm            Registration and Reception
                                    Location: Usdan, Daniel Family Commons

6:30 – 9:00pm            Dinner and Speakers
                                    Location: Usdan, Daniel Family Commons
                                         Leila Kinney (MIT)
                                         Laurel Appel/Michael Weir (Wesleyan)
                                         Richard Prum (Yale)

Friday, March 1, 2013

8:30 – 9:00am            Continental Breakfast and Registration
                                    Location: Crowell Concert Hall Lower Lobby

9:00 – 9:15am            Warm Up Activity
                                    Location: Crowell Concert Hall

9:15 – 9:45am            Panel #1: Research, Teaching and Activism
                                    Location: Crowell Concert Hall
                                    Moderator: Katja Kolcio (Wesleyan)
                                    Participants: Marda Kirn (EcoArts Festival), Ben Knapp (Virginia Tech), and Emily Coates and Sarah Demers (Yale and Reintegrate)

9:45 – 10:30am          Q&A

10:30 – 10:45am        Break

10:45am – 12:00pm   Panel #2: Research
                                    Location: Crowell Concert Hall
                                    Introduction: Laura Grabel and Elizabeth Johnson
                                    Participants: Ingrid Koenig and Tim Meyer (TRIUMF)
                                    Activity Leaders: Laura Grabel and Elizabeth Johnson


12:00 – 12:45pm        Lunch

12:45 – 1:00pm          Activity #2: Ethical Movement
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
                                   Activity Leader: Laura Grabel

1:00 – 1:30pm            Panel #3: Teaching
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
                                   Participants: Michelle Ellsworth and Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado)

1:45 – 3:00pm            Breakout Sessions: Teaching
Breakout A: Biology
                                                         Discussion Leaders: Science Choreography
                                   Breakout B: Climate Change
                                                         Discussion Leaders: Barry Chernoff (Wesleyan), Marda Kirn (EcoArts Festival), Michelle Ellsworth and Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado), Jeremy Pickard and Nicole Davis (Columbia University)
                                   Breakout C: Physics
                                                         Discussion Leaders: Emily Coates and Sarah Demers (Yale and Reintegrate), Brian Stewart (Wesleyan), Ingrid Koenig and Tim Meyer (TRIUMF)

3:15 – 4:30pm:           Reflections: Respond to What You Have Heard
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
                                   Reflection A: Chris Willems (Reintegrate)
                                   Reflection B: Jeremy Pickard (Superhero Clubhouse, PositiveFeedback)
                                   Reflection C: Ruth Waalkes (Virginia Tech)
                                   Final Synthesize by Liz Lerman

This symposium is made possible by the Reintegrate program at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the State of Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development and Office of the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, and the Office of Academic Affairs of Wesleyan University.

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