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The latest from the Science Gallery

I LOVE the Science Gallery, based on the campus of Trinity College, Dublin, and I’ve never even been! But, for me, if you’re in town check out the events this week:

16:02:11 at 18:00

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP: Structures and Intuitions in Art and Science from Leonardo to Now

Are there universal processes that link all human investigation in art and science? Is there a universal structure to creativity? Find out this Wednesday as one of the world’s leading commentators on art and science, Martin Kemp – Emeritus Professor of History of Art, Oxford University, gives a fascinating talk on the common threads that link science and art drawing examples from Leonardo Da Vinci to today. His talk will look at the deep structures that lie behind the appearance in certain kinds of art and science and illustrate how these themes run across art, architecture, design and various sciences from the Renaissance to today.

Leonardo da Vinci has been at the centre of Professor Kemp’s endeavour, and has been the subject of a number of his books and exhibitions, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press 2004). He was the lead advisor on the Leonardo project instigated by Bill Gates. He writes a monthly column on Science and Culture for Nature Magazine.

Tickets only €5 – pre-booking essential:

http://www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/02/martin-kemp-structures-and-intuitions-art-and-science-leonardo-now

This week, you can also go and build a useless robot; check out www.sciencegallery.com for details.

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Author:

Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.