Free public lecture on Art and Science
Art and Science: Issues in Cross-Disciplinary Research, or Why Artists Don’t Speak to Scientists
Professor James Elkins
Professor James Elkins holds the Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This lecture will draw on Professor Elkins’ related book on the topic of the intersection of art and science, summarizing six case-studies about the problematics of cross-disciplinary representation and the problems faced by researchers in communicating across disciplines, drawing on images in painting, photography, microscopy, astronomy, particle physics, and quantum mechanics.
Date: Wednesday 6 July, 2011
Venue: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Grant St, Southbank
Free Admission but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your attendance.
For further information see the website http://www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=191 or see James Elkins’ website http://www.jameselkins.com/