The arts & #SCICOMM

This module explores the idea of the knowledge economy and the historical context of disciplinary divisions, as an entry point into understanding areas of common ground in artistic and scientific practice. You will be introduced to different formats of artistic work that operate around science, examining case studies, and experimenting with forms of art production. With support and guidance from tutors, you will develop your critical and creative practice.

Lectures and seminars indicative content:

  • Disciplinary Divides in Science Communication
  • Curating Art for Science Communication.
  • Bioart and Transgenic Art Practice.
  • New Media Art & Hacktivism in Science Communication
  • Commercial and Entertainment Industries and Science
  • Biodesign and Commercial Art Products.

Recommended Reading

  • Hauser, J. (2008). Observations on an art of growing interest: toward a phenomenological approach to art402 involving biotechnology. In: Da Costa B, Philip K (eds) Tactical biopolitics: art, activism, and403 technoscience. The MIT Press, Cambridge
  • Miah, A. (2008). Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty
  • Miller, A.I. (2014). Colliding worlds: how cutting-edge science is redefining contemporary art.406 W. W. Norton.
  • Reichle, I. (2009). Art in the age of technoscience: genetic engineering, robotics, and artificial life in414 contemporary art. SpringerWein, New York Smith, Marquard. (2005). “Stelarc: The Monograph.” Cambridge: The MIT Press.