A panel and discussion on current synergistic creative research and teaching partnerships between artists and scientists stimulating innovation, knowledge production and critical engagement. With a focus on environmentalism, the panelists will present examples of research shaped by the disciplines of art and science. Learn about projects that are created by scientists working with artists, by artists who teach and work with scientists, and by an artist who is also a scientist. What happens when there is friction? Who benefits from these collaborations? Is the career risk worth it? Join the moderated discussion at the end.
- Brandon Ballengée, visual artist, biologist and environmental educator
- Aaron Ellison, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University, Harvard Forest
- Ken Rinaldo, Professor of Art, The Ohio State University
- Amy Youngs, Associate Professor of Art, The Ohio State University
- Kim Landsbergen, Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Science, Antioch College
Friday April 6, 2018. 12 pm – 2 pm
- Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library, The Ohio State University
- Presentations 12pm – 1pm
- Moderated discussion 1pm – 2pm
Co-sponsored by the Ohio State University’s Science and Technology Studies – a Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme, the STEAM Factory and Art and Technology in the Department of Art.
While at Ohio State, Brandon Ballengée will participate in several events:
Tuesday, April 3
Marine Species Eco-Action and Vertebrate Specimen Preservation Workshop
Globally marine fisheries are suffering from species decline with many populations verging on collapse. Choosing locally sourced sustainable seafood is a key to marine conservation, yet few of us know which species are ecologically safe to eat. Join artist/ biologist Brandon Ballengée on a seafood market survey of fishes, mollusks, arthropods and other species. Ballengée will discuss encountered species natural history, ecological status and collectively we will choose specimens for a dissection and preservation workshop following the tour. When back at the lab participants will learn how to dissect and preserve specimens at a Natural History Museum standard.
- 12:00 pm – meet at The Fish Guys in the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215
- 2:30 pm – we will meet back at the Museum of Biological Diversity for the dissection and preservation part of the workshop
- Bring a sketchbook and some money to purchase a fresh specimen at the market.
- Limited participants: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability
Wednesday, April 4
Praeter Naturam: Beyond Nature Artist Talk, 4 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theatre
Thursday, April 5
Ohio Ecology on Tap & Crude Life Portable Museum Exhibition 6-8 pm, The Spacebar, 2590 N. High Street
Thursday, April 6
Art & Science Panel 12 pm – 2 pm, Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library