like science like art: the vicarte talks
MARCH 17TH > 4PM I ONLINE
The VICARTE Research group is organizing a series of online talks/interviews, the first of which will be live, online, and open to all who are interested on March 17th at 16:00 (GMT). In this first talk, Natali Rodrigues, until very recently, president of the International Glass Art Society, will be speaking with Michael Rogers and Richard Meitner about their lives, their work, and their relationships to Vicarte, and to its Master’s degree program in the Art and Science of Glass and Ceramics.
The VICARTE is a group of scientists and artists housed at the NOVA School of Science and Technology and Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon in Portugal. An uncommon blend of serious scientists, chemists, biologists, physicists, conservation scientists, and more. Together with a number of prominent art practitioners and educators, we engage in highly diverse activities, research in science, generally focused on the materials, glass and ceramics, and all aspects of conservation and restoration. The artists among us regularly access the science, but also contribute to it, asking and helping to try to answer both common and uncommon questions. The daily contact, cooperation and questioning between us, artists and scientists, creates a unique terrain, wherein practical and theoretical questions, like: what are the most common and fruitful methodologies for scientists exploring a thing or a question, and what are those of artists? Are those methodologies compatible with each other, similar, mutually exclusive? What does combining those respective methodologies when exploring some questions result in? What are the cognitive and non-cognitive processes required for those methodologies? What degree of certainty results from the practice of Science or alternatively, from the practice of Art, and to which areas of human experience do those certainties apply and are relevant?
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