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TCotA Arts Forum | Jill Scott | Neuromedia


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

3 Mar 2017 12:30 pm

End Date

3 Mar 2017 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Jill Scott, Auralroots, 2015

NEUROMEDIA: Art and Neuroscience Research

NEUROMEDIA are innovative examinations of the shared territories in sensory perception between art and neurobiological anatomy and cognition. In this guest lecture, media artist and scholar Jill Scott presents examples from her sixteen-year long research on art and neuroscience. Scott believes that when artists and designers learn about neural behaviour on a molecular, cellular and systems level, they can develop unique cultural metaphors and new processes of art and science production. Is art infused with neuroscience an alternative approach to scientific communication or a chance to invent visual metaphors and poetic analogies that might help others to reflect on their own biological, ecological and ethical futures?

Dr Jill Scott is lecturer, professor and context provider with many years experience in the unique field of Art and Science research. Currently, she co-directs the LASER Salon in Zurich for Leonardo Society USA. She is professor emerita at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK) in Zürich and founded their Artists-in-Labs Program in 2000. She was the Vice Director of the Z-Node program- Planetary Collegium with 16 PhD graduates in clusters of art and science at the University of Plymouth, UK (2000 to 2016). Scott’s artwork spans 38 years of production about the human body, behaviour and body politics, but in the last 10 years she has focused on creative media art experiments about neuroscience, ecology and sensory perception resulting in a series called Neuromedia. This current research focuses on interpretative interactive constructions of sculptural models with interactive film segments based on actual scientific research and embedded with cultural metaphors.

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.