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  • Art Born of Slime Moulds and Bacteria: ITMO Hosts BioArt Workshops

    On February 1-23, the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications hosted Measure of Chaos. Science as a Means of Communication, a wide-ranging Art&Science project that included workshops and lectures on this interdisciplinary field. LIFE FORMS, one of the key tracks of the project, focused on generative biology, bioethics and other disciplines within BioArt, which is among the most popular fields of Art&Science. ITMO University took part in this track by organizing a BioArt weekend. Laura Rodríguez, a specialist in the field of microbiology and a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s Art&Science Master’s program, hosted two workshops on BioArt. 

    26.02.2020

  • Not Conflict, But Synergy: On Salvador Dali’s Relationship with Science

    Sergei Stafeev, a professor at ITMO University and a leading expert on optics and art & science, will deliver a lecture titled “Salvador Dali and Science” on February 6 as part of a major exhibition of the Spanish artist’s works. He will examine the examples of harmonious synthesis of science and art, as well as the mutual influence between these fields in the 20th century. We spoke with Professor Stafeev to find out more about the exhibition, Dali’s scientific endeavors, and notable works in the field of art & science.

    05.02.2020

  • Artist and Biologist Ippolit Markelov on Russian Science Art and Collaborating With Scientists

    Ippolit Markelov has visited ITMO with a series of science art workshops for ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. Over the course of two weeks, the students learned the many ways they could use micro-, molecular and neurobiology as well as genetic engineering in their art projects. Read on to discover how scientific research can become art, what makes a science artist and what are the main objectives of this unique field today. 

    13.01.2020

  • Laura Rodriguez: From Biotechnologist to Science Artist

    Hailing from sunny Mexico, Laura Rodriguez is a Master’s student at ITMO University’s Art & Science program where she explores bioart and sustainable materials. A bioartist working with bacterial cellulose, she has previously studied at Skoltech, where along with fellow students she worked on crafting environmentally-friendly leather from yeast and bacteria. What can we learn from kombucha? And how does mystical realism factor into bioart?

    09.01.2020

  • What Happens In Your Brain When You Look at a Photograph: Joint Project by ITMO Students and Rosphoto

    A group of students from ITMO University’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems conducted an exhibition project in the Art & Science format for the Rosphoto museum. With the use of a virtual reality headset, the students revealed what parts of the brain are activated when we look at various photographs. Despite the fact that the project was created specifically for the Night of Museums, it didn’t end there and was recently demonstrated at the 12th Public Relations Russian Student Forum PRKiT 2019. Read on to learn more about the project.

    06.12.2019

  • ITMO Teams Win First and Third Prizes at AR-CRAFT Augmented Reality Tech Competition

    The State Hermitage Museum’s General Staff Building was site to the final event of the AR-CRAFT competition for the developers of augmented reality software. The competition was organized by ITMO University, Epson, Ascreen, and the State Hermitage Museum. Participants were tasked with developing augmented reality applications that would enhance the experience of visiting Russia’s largest museum. ITMO.NEWS attended the awards ceremony to learn about the winners’ projects.

    08.11.2019

  • ITMO University’s Museum of Optics and the Magic of Light

    Last weekend, I visited ITMO University’s Museum of Optics to get a grasp of what the future has in store – and I wasn’t disappointed. From ultra-realistic holograms to traditional optical illusions, it’s art meets science meets inspiration.

    07.11.2019

  • Science and Art Come Together at the “New Anthropology” Exposition

    Last fall, “New Anthropology”, a unique project uniting Russian artists and scientists to create technological art, was launched at Pavlov Institute of Physiology. 15 exhibits became the outcome of the project including immersive installation, media- and soundart. Read on to learn more about the idea behind it, the story of the country’s first naukograd (science city) and the significance of the exhibition. 

    25.10.2019

  • New Technology and How It Can Affect My Art: An Artist’s Opinion

    Michel Doumit, a Lebanese artist and student of the Art & Science Master’s program at ITMO University, discusses how modern technology and classic art influence his work.

    17.10.2019

  • This Is (Not) Art: Insights into the Origins of Art, Its Connection to Science and the Makings of a Masterpiece

    Nina Gavrish, a prominent art historian, has recently gave an open lecture in St. Petersburg. An educational programs coordinator and researcher at the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, in This Is (Not) Art Nina Gavrish moots the open-for-debate questions on the definition of art and what can be considered as civilizational legacy and world-class chefs-d’œuvre. The lecture was followed by a discussion on contemporary art and its new genres, including Science Art. ITMO.NEWS put down the keynotes.

    30.08.2019

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