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Excited about this week’s Nobel Prize reveals? So are we! And to sate your hunger for science, here’s a pick of ITMO.NEWS’ most insightful stories on the subject from the past two weeks.
ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program taught in English was launched in 2018. It welcomes applicants with Bachelor’s degrees in any field, be that liberal arts, technologies, or natural sciences. In this story, we’ll share why programmers, engineers, chemists, physicists, and fashion designers enter the world of modern art and what kind of opportunities the program offers to them.
Welcome to the jubilee installment of our science news digest! Let us blow out the candles and dig into the cake of knowledge: we’ll start with layers of research breakthroughs, move on to generous dollops of educational opportunities, and savor the toppings of other cool news from ITMO’s scientific world.
Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in soil science from St. Petersburg State University, Asya Kaplan made a radical career change and joined ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. During her studies, she successfully organized several exhibitions and is now a curator at ITMO’s Art & Science Center. How does one create a science art exhibition and why is this artform gaining in popularity? Read on to find out.
Until July 10, Sevkabel Port is hosting Caring Robots exhibition. From exoskeletons that can give you superhuman strength to a robotic church lady, the display brings together the wonders of robotic art created by ITMO students. Can robots paint like artists? Or perform? Do they pose a threat or can they actually protect us? Let’s find out what ITMO’s engineers and media artists think.
Though the scorching heat might have passed, summer is still in full swing in the city. This weekend, we invite you to honor it by taking a picturesque walk in Pavlovsk Park. However, that’s not all we have in store, so let’s get right to this weekend’s best events in St. Petersburg
Welcome to our rundown of the past two weeks’ best science news from ITMO University. In this installment: genetic research, a new corporate laboratory, a Master’s program in AI, a hackathon, and an exhibition of science art.
On May 27, ITMO University launched the second annual exhibition of thesis projects by students from the Art & Science Master’s program, as well as participants of the Art Project as Thesis initiative. Among research advisors are prominent artists and researchers of new media: Natalia Fedorova, Dmitry Morozov (::vtol::), Ippolit Markelov, Helena Nikonole, Boris Shershenkov, and others.
For more than 15 years Konstantin Fursov has been engaged in research in the fields of science and technology. Some of his interests are the sociology and statistics of science, scientometrics, and public perception of science and innovations. Last year, Konstantin was invited to take the post of deputy head of research and education at the Polytechnic Museum and more recently he has joined ITMO’s Center for Science Communication through the ITMO Fellowship & Professorship program. In this interview, we asked Konstantin about his plans at ITMO, changes in Russian science, and tips for students learning statistics.
Alexey Feskov graduated from ITMO University almost ten years ago. After he received his diploma, he got a chance to work on several projects at Russia’s major companies Sberbank and Gazprom before he decided to change his career and come back to his alma mater. Now, Alexey is the technical director of ITMO’s Art & Science Center where his team managed to develop a brand new exhibition space for the works of Art & Science students and renowned contemporary artists. ITMO.NEWS talked to Alexey to learn more about how he found his niche, why he decided to quit his corporate job to start a creative one instead, and how different skills can make a great combo.