Inspired by... Images from Science (2012)
Taking a set of scientific images as a starting point for discussion, curious students have been working together to explore these questions over a four-month period. Recruited from diverse areas of photographic arts, imaging science, illustration, psychology and biosciences, forty undergraduate students have been engaged in sharing their specialisms, asking questions and developing project ideas inspired by images from science.
The results of their interdisciplinary enquiry - including the successes, partial successes and the successful failures - are shared with the public through exhibition, publication and presentation. Students with wide eyes and open minds have taken 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 have had opportunities to develop means of sharing, expanding and communicating their subject-specific knowledge in novel and exciting ways.
The Broad Vision project has developed innovative approaches to inquiry based learning across art and science disciplines, which inform future collaborative projects and proposals.