Nature - the ultimate designer
21 May 2019
Muntpunt Grand Café
Rue Léopold 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique
How does neuroscience inspire artists? How do artists, designers and product developers collaborate with scientists to create mesmerizing and thought-provoking art installations which not only make our every-day life better, but also entertain and educate? In this event, we will hear about the two-way inspirational avenue between artists and scientists.
The Web of Memories: an encounter between art and science (Part 1)
PhD Candidate, Neuroscience
Recent research in neuroscience suggests that memories are network-like structures. What we consciously remember is only the tip of the iceberg of this intricate biological mechanism. Marco Coratolo, from Liège University, will take us on a journey through the mechanisms of the mind, up to where science meets art.
Université de Liège
The Web of Memories: an encounter between art and science (Part 2)
Athanasia Vidali Soula
From this insight, Athanasia Vidali creates a work that reflects on the process of memory. Delicate ramifications, similar in a way to neural junctures, form a labyrinth of paper layers, born through a laborious process of material removal. The result, with its semi-transparency, reveals while concealing what lies behind, inducing thus a suggestive comment on the formation of remembrance.
Université de Liège
The long life of trees: Bioinspired fabrication for human health and wellbeing
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Trees can live hundreds or even thousands of years. They are able to endure and survive the most hostile conditions using a very sophisticated system of defense and stimuli-responsive interaction with their environments. Trees are an inspiring source for creation of both art and new technologies for human health and wellbeing. Prof. Fardim will take us to a journey of biofabrication of materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other relevant products for everyday life.