Jan 20-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

Intimate Science

Jan. 21-March 4, 2012

Guest curated by Andrea Grover
BCL, Center for PostNatural History, Markus Kayser, Allison Kudla, Machine Project, Philip Ross

The most recent manifestation of artists working at the intersection of art, science and technology demonstrates a distinctly autodidactic, heuristic approach to understanding the physical and natural world. Intimate Science features artists who are engaged in non-disciplinary inquiry; they aren’t allied to the customs of any single field, and therefore have license to reach beyond conventions. This kind of practice hinges on up-close observation, experiential learning, and inventing new ways for the public to participate in the process. And through their engagement with “intimate science,” a more knowledgeable public might well be able to influence what research is supported and adopted by the larger culture, and the walls of science can become more transparent.

This exhibit examines how networked communication and open source culture have contributed to this shift from artists aiding science to doingscience, and the impact this imparts on the way scientific knowledge is acquired, utilized and disseminated.

Friday, January 20

12-2pm: Lectures by A. Kudla + P. Ross. Food provided.
Margaret Morrison Hall #203, 2nd floor. Co-presented by the CMU, School of Art + University Lecture Series.

5pm: Exhibition Tour with Curator + Artists. Meet on 1st floor.
Sponsored by CMU Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Reception
With support from the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.
+ New Art Science Affinities Book Launch
with Authors + Artists. Co-presented by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Saturday, January 21

12-6pm: Mind Reading for the Left and Right Brain Workshop
with Machine Project. Details + registration: www.cmu.edu/millergallery

Friday, March 2

6pm: Grand Opening of the Center for PostNatural History

For more information, please visit the Miller Gallery website.