Interrogating Methodologies/ Exploring Boundaries, April 18-19

A Multi-Disciplinary Conference at UC Santa Barbara
This image shows the dark matter which forms the backbone of the cosmic gas web. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years across, from a simulation that includes gas as well as dark matter. Image credit Joel Primack; simulation S. Cantalupo..
This image shows the dark matter which forms the backbone of the cosmic gas web. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years across, from a simulation that includes gas as well as dark matter. Image credit Joel Primack; simulation S. Cantalupo..
Friday, April 18, 2014 to Saturday, April 19, 2014
IHC McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UC Santa Barbara

UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences joins the Center for Nanotechnology in Society; Art, Design & Architecture Museum; the IHC Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; and the Media Arts & Technology program at UCSB to gather specialists from the sciences, humanities and arts for a two-day symposium.

This multi-disciplinary symposium compares methodologies from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts to interrogate questions at the heart of research methods and practices.

The panels have been created to address core questions related to interdisciplinarity research, interaction, and outreach. Experts in the field will share and exchange insights in panels that include: 1) The Big Picture: Visualizing Big Data; 2) Interrogating the Methodologies of Art & Science; 3) Citizen Science: How does the Public Contribute to Science? 4) Asking the Right Questions, Avoiding the Wrong Ones, How Research Evolves; 5) Inviting Artists into the Lab and Science into the Museum; 6) Art and Science: Sources of the Great Divide.

The Symposium has been organized by George Legrady, chair of Media Arts & Technology, UCSB, and John Weber, director of the Institute of the Arts & Science UC Santa Cruz. Sponsors include the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum (ADAM).

For additional information and schedule of presenters, please visit: http://interrogating-methodologies.org

UC Santa Barbara News release: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/node/014058/meeting-point