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Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Sci: The Interplay of Science & Arts
June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The topic this month: The Interplay of Science and Arts in our Perceptions of the World
In CP Snow’s 1959 Rede Lecture his thesis was that “the intellectual life of the whole of western society” was split into two cultures – the sciences and the humanities – and that this was a major hindrance to solving the world’s problems.
The last 50 years have seen an accelerating growth in cross-cultural science/art collaborations, cross -fertllisations, and Festivals etc such as Jodrell Bank’s Blue Dot Fest, Wigtown’s Big Bang Weekend, and sci-art collaborations like that between black hole physicists and the makers of the movie Interstellar. It has also seen new funding to promote “Public Engagement in Science”. This resembles a return to the Enlightenment where great thinkers were commonly polymathic.
This Cafe Sci event is intended to promote discussion of the aims, processes and value of such sci-art collaboration, using as a catalyst the experience of the co-author presenters in writing Oor Big Braw Cosmos.
Speakers: John Brown and Rab Wilson
For more information about Café Scientifique:Visit their website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/cafescientifique/
The talk is free – although they do ask for donations
Accessibility: The talk is on the top floor of the store. There is a lift available for those unable to use the stairs.