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.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Venue: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Grant St, Southbank

Free Admission but please email to register your attendance.

For further information see the website or see James Elkins’ website