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Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE
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Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE

The advent of the era of Big Data has highlighted a truism in scientific discovery: an inference is only as good as the data that underlie it. While it is tempting to believe that large, open-access data repositories are a recent invention, in fact scientific collections such as herbaria have been filling this purpose for … Continue reading

Dr Sarah Cook on “Media archaeology excavations – digging digital art” (1st November at 12:00, Duncan Rice Library, room 224)
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Dr Sarah Cook on “Media archaeology excavations – digging digital art” (1st November at 12:00, Duncan Rice Library, room 224)

Research Seminar Dr Sarah Cook (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design)   Abstract In its early days, intermedia and information-based arts often found their own means of presentation and reception, from small artist-led networks, publications, servers and databases, to ad hoc temporary installations. Many of these are at risk of being lost in the mists of time, while … Continue reading

Picturing Science reading group on Paul Klee
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Picturing Science reading group on Paul Klee

The reading group Picturing Science is back on Tuesday, October 10th at 1pm in New King’s 15. We shall be discussing Paul Klee “On Modern Art”, an intriguing reading suggested by Marc Higgin (School of Social Science, University of Aberdeen) and Anne Douglas (Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University). Please click on the link … Continue reading

Slow Walking on the Beach: Reflections on a Participatory Walk with Bibo Keeley
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Slow Walking on the Beach: Reflections on a Participatory Walk with Bibo Keeley

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 was one of the foggiest days I’ve seen in Aberdeen—it was the first time I ever had to drive with my fog lights on. It was on this murky, grey, dreary autumnal Aberdeen day that my Performance Art class was scheduled to participate in a slow walk on Aberdeen Beach with … Continue reading

NUART: How the Festival is Shaping Aberdeen’s Attitudes towards Street Art
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NUART: How the Festival is Shaping Aberdeen’s Attitudes towards Street Art

In April (13th-16th), Aberdeen hosted NUART, a street art festival established in our twin city of Stavanger, Norway. For the entire weekend, the atmosphere in the city was palpably different: people were acting as flaneurs, exploring the city and the way that the street art transformed forgotten or overlooked corners of Aberdeen. Walking tours with … Continue reading

Migration as a part of the consumer capitalist culture. Or when the content becomes obsolete
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Migration as a part of the consumer capitalist culture. Or when the content becomes obsolete

  The last time I landed at Edinburgh airport I was welcomed by an Ipad questionnaire enquiring about the satisfaction of Edinburgh airport’s ‘customers’. The ‘customer’ in this case is a migrant – using the airport as a tool to move around and to explore the world. The ‘customer’ is here, as in any other … Continue reading