Designing Art Science Cloud Curriculum Workshop


Location: Cornell Council for the Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca NY.

The Designing Art Science Cloud Curriculum Workshop presents its results engaging in research at the core of teaching Art and Science. The goal for the workshop was to develop a foundational set of definitions, practices and criteria that will become a globally shared transdisciplinary studio course existing outside of academic and art historical boundaries.

In collaboration with the Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) and in conjunction with its inaugural biennial, Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology,Leonardo Education and Arts Forum (LEAF) (a working group of Leonardo ® /ISAST) continued its successful international education event-initiative at Cornell University on September 20, 2014.

The workshop was led by associate professor Paul Thomas, Director of Fine Art Honours, University of New South Wales and visiting assistant professor of Studio Art and Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts, Stephanie Owens. The event brought together contemporary scholars, artists, scientists and theorists in art and science together to create the aims, objectives, attributes, bibliography and course work necessary to establish a fundamental set of considerations that would enable students to meaningfully engage in an integrated study of studio art and research-based science.