Imagining Nature: Linking Physics to Creative Practices

In this unique interdisciplinary course we will look at the world through the eyes of a physicist and explore what we see with a creative mindset. Through a set of highly visual lectures, seminars, discussions and practical workshops we will present and investigate scientific images, ideas, experiments and discoveries...

Taught by: Malte Oppermann, Rosie Eveleigh, Adrian Holme.

Description

In this unique interdisciplinary course we will look at the world through the eyes of a physicist and explore what we see with a creative mindset. Through a set of highly visual lectures, seminars, discussions and practical workshops we will present and investigate scientific images, ideas, experiments and discoveries. We will focus on five topics: facts, motion, light, matter and order, and include perspectives from philosophers, designers, artists and makers. Through this novel and exciting approach, you will learn about the most important concepts in physics - from atoms and black holes to gravity and quantum mechanics - whilst exploring their modes of visualisation and their role in human culture. The key feature of this course is the diverse team of tutors, whose areas of expertise reflect its interdisciplinary approach.

The aim of this course is to make physics accessible to people with a creative mindset and to provide a space to explore the ideas in a diverse group of people through making, play and discussions. The time is split approximately equally between teaching and explorational sessions. This course is especially useful for students or practitioners from creative and artistic practices who would like to incorporate topics from science into their own work and want to acquire knowledge about the basic concepts from physics and its methodology. Nevertheless, no artistic qualifications, work experience or previous knowledge in science is required. Good conversational English is expected.

Tutor information

Malte Oppermann is a research physicist and lecturer and has received his Ph.D. in laser physics from Imperial College London. He is a co-founder of the multidisciplinary illustration, design and science collective Jiggling Atoms, where he has collaborated with artists and designers. Additionally, he taught as a visiting lecturer on the undergraduate illustration and design courses at Camberwell College of Arts.



Rosie Eveleigh is a graphic designer interested in interstitial spaces and participatory practice. She has worked with local boroughs, independent businesses, architects, researchers and artists. Additionally, she is also co-founder of Jiggling Atoms, and has ran workshops at the Royal College of Art and taught at Camberwell College of Arts and Winchester School of Art.



Adrian Holme is a lecturer, artist and writer. He has a cross-disciplinary background, with qualifications in biological sciences and information science in addition to art. Adrian lectures on the MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins and the BA Hons Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts. In addition to his work as a practicing artist, he is a freelance writer and an associate editor on the Journal of Illustration.



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