I think of Curiosity Collider as an informal art/science presenter but I gather the organizers’ ambitions are more grand. From the Curiosity Collider’s About Us page,
Curiosity Collider provides an inclusive community [emphasis mine] hub for curious innovators from any discipline. Our non-profit foundation, based in Vancouver, Canada, fosters participatory partnerships between science & technology, art & culture, business communities, and educational foundations to inspire new ways to experience science. The Collider’s growing community supports and promotes the daily relevance of science with our events and projects. Curiosity Collider is a catalyst for collaborations that seed and grow engaging science communication projects.
Be inspired by the curiosity of others. Our Curiosity Collider events cross disciplinary lines to promote creative inspiration. Meet scientists, visual and performing artists, culinary perfectionists, passionate educators, and entrepreneurs who share a curiosity for science.
Help us create curiosity for science. Spark curiosity in others with your own ideas and projects. Get in touch with us and use our curiosity events to showcase how your work creates innovative new ways to experience science.
I wish they hadn’t described themselves as an “inclusive community.” This often means exactly the opposite.
Take for example the website. The background is in black, the heads are white, and the text is grey. This is a website for people under the age of 40. If you want to be inclusive, you make your website legible for everyone.
That said, there’s an upcoming Curiosity Collider event which looks promising (from a July 20, 2016 email notice),
Neural Constellations: Exploring Connectivity
An Evening of Art, Science and Performance under the Dome
“We are made of star stuff,” Carl Sagan once said. From constellations to our nervous system, from stars to our neurons. We’re colliding neuroscience and astronomy with performance art, sound, dance, and animation for one amazing evening under the planetarium dome. Together, let’s explore similar patterns at the macro (astronomy) and micro (neurobiology) scale by taking a tour through both outer and inner space.
This show is curated by Curiosity Collider’s Creative Director Char Hoyt, along with Special Guest Curator Naila Kuhlmann, and developed in collaboration with the MacMillan Space Centre. There will also be an Art-Science silent auction to raise funding for future Curiosity Collider activities.
Participating performers include:
- Alexandria Jaeger (Neuroscience, Dancer)
- Brady Marks (Cultural Prototyper, Interactive Art, Digital Media)
- Char Hoyt (Artist /Curator)
- Cheryl Wellington (Neurodegenerative Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Bellydance)
- Flyingoctopus (Computational Media Art & Science – Physics/Applied Math/Spaaaaace)
- Hfour: Ben Z Cooper & Stuart J Ward (Multimedia Art)
- Jaymie Matthews (Astronomer)
- Megan Veaudry (Dance, Textiles)
- Naila Kuhlmann (Neuroscience, Dance)
- Naomi Steinberg (Storyteller)
- Niqua Nossam (Dance)
- Sammy Chien (Interdisciplinary Media Arts/New Media/Contemporary Dance/Theatre/Electroacoustic Music)
- Samsara Marriott (Theremin player, Science educator)
- Sarah Fernando (Biology, Poetry)
- Sarah Louadi (Neuroscience, Immunology, Dance)
- And more!
The July 20, 2016 notice also provides information about date, time, location, and cost,
7:30pm on Thursday, August 18th 2016. Join us for drinks and snacks when doors open at 6:30pm.
H. R. MacMillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC)
$20.00 sliding scale. Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization. Purchase tickets on our Eventbrite page.
Head to the Facebook event page: Let us know you are coming and share this event with others! We will also share event updates and performer profiles on the Facebook page.
There is a pretty poster,Enjoy!