Leonardo Education and Art Forum

Micro Materialities

photo / Jenny Sabin

You are cordially invited to participate in a workshop that will develop a benchmark curriculum for engaging in research at the core of art and science. Our goal is to launch a foundational set of definitions, practices and criteria that will become a globally shared set of transdisciplinary studio courses existing outside of academic and art historical boundaries.

In collaboration with the Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) and in conjunction with its inaugural biennial, Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology, Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) — a working group of Leonardo/ISAST — continues its successful international education event-initiative at Cornell University on September 20.

The workshop will be led by associate professor Paul Thomas, director of Fine Art Honours, University of New South Wales and visiting assistant professor of studio art and director of the Cornell Council for the Arts, Stephanie Owens. The event will bring contemporary scholars, artists, scientists, and theorists in art and science together to create the aims, objectives, attributes, bibliography, and course work necessary to establish a fundamental set of considerations that would enable students to meaningfully engage in an integrated study of studio art and research-based science.

The workshop will utilize web-based tools and protocols to build the curriculum in real-time and upload it to form the foundation of an internationally shared and generated art and science "cloud" curriculum. Click here to register.

Check-in will be from 10–10:30 a.m. with light refreshments. Lunch is provided.