NASN is looking for proposals from artists and/or scientists to run a workshop or seminar to take place in Leeds, March 2011 as part of an arts and science conference. We are looking for proposals with a participatory level that will reflect upon the main conference’s theme. The length of the workshop must be one hour and a half hours for a group of up to thirty four people. We will offer a fee £150 (plus expenses).
To be considered please send us a short proposal (no more than 300 words) explaining the idea and images (if relevant) and a one page CV with contact details.
Send your proposals (stating in the subject line: Call workshops/seminars 2011) to:
Background information on NASN and Conference 2011: DIALOGUES
How does ‘arts and science’ manifest itself?
An aim of this conference is to provide insight into the types of dialogue that are currently emerging from combinatory areas of research and collaboration involving both arts and science. Importantly it is about encouraging us to ask deeper questions about the observer, the observed and the practitioner(s).
“Science is rooted in conversations” wrote the physicist Werner Heisenberg, and so too is Art. And so there is a crucial focus onto all aspects of dialogue and discourse used in explaining interaction, perception, complex issues of cognition within the processes of observing, thinking and making. It all addresses important issues of sensitivity and communications, namely what is it that you are attempting to communicate? and how are you communicating this?
NASN (formerly known as Hybrid) provides an informal platform for discussion and interaction between artists and scientists of all disciplines. NASN’s primary function is two fold: to operate as a Research and Development initiative and as a Project’s Group. NASN considers arts and science as the bifurcated relationship of two equal partners with aims to articulate shared and defined goals.
Hondartza Fraga and Paul Digby NASN Project Managers
Thomas M. Taylor NASN Research Co-ordinator
Contact: Hondartza firstname.lastname@example.org