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2014 Undergraduate Conference

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Art History 3rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium 2014

The Way Things Work: Art as Science, Science as Art

Cutting-edge scientific and technological breakthroughs have indeed augmented artistic initiatives. Sometimes the material qualities and visual dimensions of a technological or a scientific achievement are conceived as art. It is with such collaborative efforts and symbiotic relationships between science and art that the separation between art, science and technology is gradually starting to fade away, destroying traditional black-and-white perceptions of art and design as creative pursuits, and science and technology as intellectual queries. Indeed, contrary to popular belief, the arts and the sciences are not diametrically opposed. Rather, one could not exist without the other.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kirsten Swenson, an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, "Critical Landscapes: Art in the Anthropocene."  

Panel  1: Speakers: Lauren Scharf, Introduction; Kelsey Thornton, Digital Duality and Kia Giam, 3D Printing: Perspective 

Panel  2: Speakers: Dr. Robert Fisher and Professor Harvey Goldman,  A Collaborative Project Collaboration between the Sciences and the Arts.

Panel  3: Speakers: Patricia Flynn The Mediated Landscape in Contemporary Art,  Meaghan Gates, Bioluminescent Organisms and other Beautiful Natural Occurrences and Meghan Walsh, The Screen in Arts

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