Ione Parkin is delighted to have been awarded an Honorary Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, from March 2019.
Ione Parkin and Gillian McFarland have been selected for the Art of the Cosmos exhibition organised in connection with the Hubble Space Team. The exhibition will be held in Pasadena, California in April April 2020.
Creativity and Curiosity gave a talk about the project at the Royal Astronomical Society’s Fun Palaces Open Day in October 2018. Bright young visitors from the Haverstock School Journalism Project were inspired by this event and sent us their thoughts and ideas (to read the children’s article, click here)! This is a photo of Declan holding one of Gillian McFarland’s glass globes. Thank you, from the C&C Team!
The Creativity and Curiosity team will be taking part in Berlin Science Week in November 2018. An exhibition will be held at the Zeiss-Gross Planetarium and there will be a talk on 1 November (20.00-21.30) and a panel discussion on 7 November (20.00-22.00).
Ione Parkin and Gillian McFarland are showing work at the Visions of Science exhibition at The Edge, University of Bath, from 14 September to 17 October 2018
The Creativity and Curiosity team (Gillian McFarland SSA, Ione Parkin RWA and Kate Bernstein) will be taking part in the Fun Palaces event at the Royal Astronomical Society in London (Piccadilly) on Saturday 6th October. Ione Parkin will be giving a talk about the C&C project in the lecture theatre at 12.30 pm and repeating at 3.30 pm.
November 2017 - We have been awarded a grant from the Hope Scott Trust in relation to the Augmented Reality aspect of the Creativity and Curiosity project. This has enabled us to purchase two Occulus Rift headsets and we have begun working with digital researchers from DeMontfort University.
October 2017 – We are delighted to receive a second funding award from the Royal Astronomical Society, specifically in support of a publication and giving presentations and workshops for the project.
We held our first meetings with eight astronomers at Cardiff University on 7th November and gave presentations on our work and heard about their research. We had the following feedback: "A big thank you to Alison, Ione and Gillian for coming to visit us on Tuesday. That was one of the most interesting afternoons at work in a long time!" Paul Clark; "One of the most interesting afternoons I've spent recently", Steve Eales; and "I really enjoyed the afternoon with the artists!", Mattia Negrello.
Dundee Science Centre, Adventure Week
26th Oct 17 The Creativity and Curiosity team are in Dundee to trial their VR exhibition with community groups as part of Dundee Science Week. They are also to be delivering a talk on their Art Science project to MA students at Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee
Out of This World 2nd Nov 17 Art Workshop and VR event
Tuesday 10th of October is the `Space Odyssey’’ fringe event at Imperial College London, which is celebrating the end of the Cassini Mission. As part of this, Creativity and Curiosity will be showcasing our new (work in progress) virtual reality exhibition. Come and give it a try and help steer the future development of this exciting new aspect of our project.