Curriculum

SciArt Lab + Studio is designed for students of all disciplines with the goal of inspiring and supporting critical thinking outside of the box, exploring divergent and convergent thought, and encouraging collaboration with their peers. Learning objectives include: expanding forms of inquiry to include alternative and embodied methodologies, application of art-based and scientific research through creative projects, development of ecological literacy, development of technological and haptic skills, and fostering collaboration and communication. These goals have not changed within the virtual format, though we are aware there will be different results/projects/reflections for students in this year's program. We are open and interested to see what students come up with and will be working closely with them to facilitate the best learning possible.

Week 1

DAY 01 | DAY 07.27.20:

INTRO LECTURES TO SCI|ART & NANOSCIENCE

DAY 02 | DAY 07.28.20:

UNDERSTANDING NANO | TIME TO BE REALLY SMALL

DAY 3 | WED 07.29.20:

BIOLOGICAL MINDS | MOLECULES | MYCELIUM | BACTERIA

DAY 04 | DAY 07.30.20:

SOUND, SCIENCE AND ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS

DAY 05 | DAY 07.31.20:

SPACE AND QUANTUM DATA

DAY 06 | DAY 08.01.20:

FIELD TRIP

Week 2

DAY 08 | DAY 07.30.20:

FOLDING, CUTTING, LINKING

DAY 09 | DAY 07.31.20:

INVESTIGATION

DAY 10 | DAY 08.01.20:

INSPIRATION

DAY 11 | DAY 08.01.20:

PERSPIRATION

DAY 12 | DAY 08.01.20:

CLOSING PROGRAM


Example Daily Schedules

DAY 02 | DAY 07.28.20:

UNDERSTANDING NANO | TIME TO BE REALLY SMALL

9:00 - 9:15 Review and prep for day
Materials: Laser pointer, usb microscope, pencil, paper, tape
9:15 - 9:45 Lecture: Tools of Visualization | Dr. Adam Stieg
9:45 - 11:00 Solo Lab: diffraction and wave particle duality | Sam Lilak
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Break out Lab: share your diffractions and make a collage | Groups
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (solo or in groups)
1:00 - 1:45 Lecture: Graphene | Dr. Kaner
1:45 - 2:15 Break and personal reflection
2:15 - 4:00 Solo Lab: Pencil drawings: 3 carbon molecules | Dr. Vesna
4:00 - 4:30 Break out lab: share your drawings and make group collage
4:30 - 5:00 Introduction to final project | all instructors
7:00 - 9:00 Blog 2 + SciFi Series WATCH PARTY

DAY 3 | WED 07.29.20:

BIOLOGICAL MINDS | MOLECULES | MYCELIUM | BACTERIA

9:00 - 9:15 Review and prep for day
9:15 - 10:15 Lecture: The Extreme Powers of the Microscopic, Mycelium and Bacteria | Kaitlin Bryson + Mick Lorusso
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Workshop and collaborative studio: Microbial Theater | Mick Lorusso
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Workshop: Mycelium as a sustainable building material | Kaitlin Bryson
3:00 - 3:30 Break and personal reflection
3:30 - 5:00 Eco-Sensing and outdoor data collection and exploration | All instructors
7:00 - 9:00 Zoom night: global talent show