Teaching Color Theory with Reflectance Curves (4/5)

"Teaching Color Theory with Reflectance Curves"
a talk by Dr. Michael Welsh

Thursday April 5, 5-6 pm
Ferguson Auditorium
600 S. Michigan Ave. Columbia College Chicago

Welsh will discuss how we can merge the science and art of color theory to understand how different primary colors are used in different applications. The conversation will include both discussion and demonstrations to illuminate how different primary color schemes are used in different situations and how these can be taught using reflectance curves. The discussion takes place on Thursday April 5 from 5 to 6 pm in the Ferguson Auditorium and is preceded by a brief reception in the auditorium foyer.
The Colloquium Series is free and open to the public.
ASL-interpretation services are available.

The Unquantifiable Measurement – Negotiations Between Science & Art (4/9)

"The Unquantifiable Measurement – Negotiations Between Science and Art"
a talk by by Jan-Henrik Andersen

Monday April 9th 2007, 4:10pm
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Building, room 1307

The lecture seeks to identify and discuss how to access the workspace between art and science. Which possibilities lie in this space, which approaches are available to artists and designers, and how to negotiate the very premises that supports both terms? Each aspires to their own version of truth about the human condition – whether we’re talking about ecologies, identities or the space we’re bound to share. The lecture will discuss the possibility of creating connections between the two terms, and how to retain the very premises of each without violating for example the logic and verifiability of science, and the creative freedom of art.

Prior to the “scientific revolution” following the renaissance, there were few factors to distinguish one from the other – the truth was kept by religion. Today we’re faced with quite a different reality, and we’re perhaps more than ever actively engaged in bringing truth to the public. More frequently than just a few decades ago, art and science are bringing forth ethical dilemmas that beg to be processed and find their rightful place in our value driven systems without compromising the quality of neither art nor science.

The lecture will be illustrated with works from a wide variety of art/science projects and artists, as well as works from the author’s own portfolio, including a 3-year collaboration with physicists to create a visual nomenclature and representation of subatomic particle energy and matter, which has been widely published and presented.

Science Idol 2007: Editorial Cartoon Contest

“Science Idol 2007: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest”

Union of Concerned Scientists launch “Science Idol 2007: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest.” We're inviting all Americans to use their creativity and talent to highlight the effects of political interference in science on our health, safety, and environment.

The entry deadline is May 22.

Last Year’s Contest Winners

Genes In Waiting

ArtSci Member Yui Suzuki's novel research on genetic mechanisms of evolution is recently featured in SEED Magazine's frontapage!