The Science Gallery Lab Detroit, in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), present The Intersection, a discussion series that examines the confluence of artistic and scientific practices.
Consisting of eight monthly panel discussions between artists who heavily incorporate various science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines into their practice, and researchers and educators in these fields, The Intersection examines what the fields of art and science have to offer to each other, the benefits and challenges of collaboration, and how interdisciplinary approaches to thinking and problem solving can help us address some of today’s most challenging obstacles.
Jan. 25, 2018 @ MOCAD
How can various engineering disciplines be used as artistic tools to examine and critique the world around us? How has modern society come to define and value both artistic and scientific inquiry? Join New York-based artist Jonathan Schipper, Detroit-based artist and Director of University of Michigan’s MFA Graduate Program Osman Khan, and Michigan State University (MSU) Teaching Specialist Dr. Maddalena Fanelli as they explore the answers to these questions and how these answers shape the way we educate both artists and engineers.
Feb. 18, 2015 @ MOCAD
Join us for a dialogue between physicists connected to Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and composers and photographers working with computer-generated sound, graphics, and photographs of light. From the vibrations, patterns, and rhythms of music to how the physics of light relates to photographs that feature light as their sole subject, this talk will explore concepts and relationships found in physics, many of them stranger than science fiction, and explore how those concepts might work their way into art.
Led by Mark Sullivan, Professor of Music at Michigan State University, the evening will also feature a few short electroacoustic music miniatures, along with photographs and graphic art.