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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:53 am Post subject: Colliding Ideas: Symposium on Art, Society, and Physics
Recent discoveries in physics have changed our lives forever. From iPhones and the internet to medical imaging and genetic engineering. Modern technology has largely been developed through advances in particle physics, yet few people understand it.
The 'Colliding Ideas' symposium at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, will explore the worlds of physics and ask what is going on inside, how it relates to our social world, and how it affects us physically and culturally. How do the perspectives of physicists differ and relate to those of artists and visual communicators who use physics-based technologies?
Melbourne is hosting the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2012), where they may announce the discovery of the Higgs boson, or ‘God Particle’. Taking inspiration from this event, the ‘Colliding Ideas’ symposium will address the social and creative parameters of such discoveries.
With digital technologies linking the ideas and methods of art and science we may be getting closer to an understanding in ways that can be visually and sonically appreciated by the wider community. Through art / science collaborations, artists and scientists can critically engage with the concepts, methods, possibilities and implications of scientific research.
Sunday 8th July, 2012
12:00 to 5:00 pm, registration starts at 11.30am
Level 5, 342 Swanston Street
Storey Hall, RMIT University
Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
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