Huntly: A Place of Inspiration
Archives / Creativity / MLitt / Participatory Art / Postgraduate / Scotland

Huntly: A Place of Inspiration

Stepping from the train, I saw the petite houses of Huntly nestled within the beautiful, green countryside of Aberdeenshire. Adventuring further into the town, I discovered, what I later defined as, an array of “hidden faces” in “beautiful places”, including the dog on the wall in No. 11 Café, the clock’s face observing the square … Continue reading

Reflections on ‘Scottishness’ and Identity
Creativity / MLitt / Participatory Art / Postgraduate / Scotland

Reflections on ‘Scottishness’ and Identity

Upon learning that myself and three other MLitt students were to collaborate with Deveron Projects in Huntly, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I hadn’t been back to Huntly in 6 years (despite my parents only living 25 minutes away) and my limited awareness of the group came from hazy memories of school art projects.  However, … Continue reading

Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE
Archives / Art and Science / Cinema / Creativity / Interview / MLitt / Postgraduate / Scotland / Space / Technology

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

Plant Scenery of the World, a Botanical Take on the Practice of “People Watching”
Art and Science / Creativity / Exhibition / Postgraduate / Scotland

Plant Scenery of the World, a Botanical Take on the Practice of “People Watching”

Every Friday morning for the past month and a half I have packed my bag, mounted my bike and through a pleasant downhill route, have fallen in the lap of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens. This park stands as a welcoming hug for the sight-seeing drained tourists and the busy bees citizens to literally take … Continue reading