Throughout the length of the artist-physicist residencies, the Ars Scientia cluster meets every three weeks to touch base and discuss interdisciplinary readings. These 90-minute meetings encourage the free flow of thoughts and ideas, and allow for interdisciplinary exchange to manifest organically.
June 3: “More is Different” by P. W. Anderson
- How do we think about the term “emergence” in our respective fields?
- How can we disentangle our own subjectivity in order to be objective?
June 24: “A Glossary of Haunting” by Eve Tuck and C. Ree
- Upsetting the idea of the protagonist or hero as someone that has to make things right.
July 22: “Being in the World” documentary film by Tao Ruspoli
- Finding meaning in life through the mastery of certain skills that are tangible.
- “Mastery” as a potentially contentious and outdated term.
- What about more platonic ideals that are less tangible or material?
August 19: “Unthinking Mastery” by Julietta Singh
- “Mastery” has been decided by a specific approach with a certain end goal, but what would happen if we were more expansive and explored alternative approaches?
- “Mingling Art and Science” by Toni Feder
- When are art and science the same thing, or serving the same function? Not serving each other or complementing each other, but doing the same thing?