may, 2017

30may7:00 pm9:00 pmBiology, Art and ScienceAn Artiscience Library/SEICA Symposium on C H Waddington, D’Arcy Thompson et al

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BIOLOGY, ART AND SCIENCE:
An Artiscience Library/SEICA Symposium on
C. H. WADDINGTON (“Wad”), D’ARCY WENTWORTH THOMPSON (“DWT”) et al.
In association with ASCUS Art & Science
SCHEDULE:
6.30pm: DRINKS RECEPTION
7.00pm: Dr Charissa Terranova, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas.
7.40pm: Open Discussion: including former work-colleagues of C. H. Waddington.
8.00pm: Break.
8.15pm: Feedback from the Break: Open Discussion: or further from Dr Terranova.
9.00pm: Close. Attendees shall be welcome to continue discussions in the Royal Dick Bar.
This symposium is occasioned by the return visit to Edinburgh of Dr Charissa Terranova, Associate
Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Texas at
Dallas (UT Dallas). Charissa’s strong publication record includes most recently The Routledge
Companion to Biology and Art, co-edited with Meredith Tromble (2016). She is currently working
on a monograph connecting biology, embryology, and genetics to cybernetic art in the UK during
the twentieth century, in which Wad played a major part; and on an anthology on DWT.
The meeting brings together some who worked with “Wad” and in related areas, with others who
remain stimulated by his and DWT’s inexhaustible polymathic and artiscient legacy: providing an
unique opportunity for those to whom these names are new, to learn about these towering figures.
Price: £10 (concessions £7). Ticket sales shall be through the Summerhall Box Office, and we
expect to sell out; but please also contact me in advance if seeking a concession:
Colin Sanderson, The Artiscience Library. M: 0789 996 4250. Email: artiscience@aol.com.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

Location

Summerhall

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Organizer

ASCUS Art & Science

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