The Science Hidden in Art

Date & time

5–8pm 24 May 2016


Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU campus

What does science have to do with art?

The Science Hidden in Art is a SCOM2001 event designed as an evening of short, interactive presentations covering a range of scientific topics explored through the lens of art.

Take, for example, a visual illusion of rotating circles. We stare at the illusion for a few seconds and suddenly it springs to life and begins to rotate. It can spin slower or faster, depending on the way we look at it - from an angle or front on, closer to us or further away. Why does this happen? How can we explain this effect?

Science offers us the answer - so why not come along and find out more about how science can explain art and give us new insight into the world around us?

We are very lucky to have a fantastic group of speakers for this event, consisting of Prof Paul Francis, Dr Mark Edwards, Dr Tim Brook, Erica Seccombe and Jessica Herrington. 

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