The Art of Science & Looking (2011)
Thirty-three student and staff researchers from six disciplines across four Schools at the University of Westminster investigated these questions through a year long research project designed to explore how we look, see and interpret microscopic worlds.
Broad Vision brought together researchers from the diverse fields of Photographic Arts, Imaging Science, Illustration, Computer Science, Psychology and Biomedical Science. Microscopy and other imaging technologies were used to explore themes of scale and abstraction, seeing and analysing, science and art.
Students with wide eyes and open minds took the laboratory into the studio and the studio into the laboratory, stepping out of the comfort of familiar territory into unknown disciplinary processes and modes of thinking. By engaging with different - but related - disciplines students had opportunities to see through the eyes of others and developed the means of sharing, developing and communicating their subject-specific knowledge in novel and exciting ways.
The research conducted was disseminated through at conferences and symposia. The Broad Vision project developed innovative approaches to inquiry based learning across art and science disciplines, which informed future collaborative projects and proposals.