Archive of previous Conversations events at ArtScience Museum.
CONVERSATIONS: OPEN WIDE WILDERNESS
11 Feb | 2.00pm – 4.00pm
ArtScience Museum, Inspiration/Expression Gallery, Level 4
Connections between technology and art with nature have become increasingly inextricable. In the reimagining and renegotiation of our relationship with the natural world, new technology is humanised and embraced as an opportunity to unite environments through art for social change.
This edition of Conversations celebrates the launch of the museum’s latest permanent development Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure. It brings together technology creatives and sustainability leaders of this project as they envision the interconnectedness of nature, digital technologies, art and humanity, and how this can lead to an onward and upward movement to the future. Speakers include Brian Gothong Tan (Commissioned Artist for Into The Wild), Miguel de Andrés-Clavera (Head of Creative Technology, Asia Pacific at Google), Sunarto (Wildlife Ecologist, World Wide Fund for Nature - Indonesia), Kevin Teng (Executive Director of Sustainability at Marina Bay Sands), moderated by Honor Harger (Executive Director of ArtScience Museum).
THE RACE TO THE NEXT FRONTIER
14 Feb | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
For the first time in Singapore, engage with Dr Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator, NASA and Dr David Oh, Project Systems Engineer & Former Lead Flight Director, Curiosity Mars Rover, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). They will share insights on NASA’s mission to Mars and how the scientific explorations of the JPL missions have changed our understanding of the solar system. Dr Newman and Dr Oh will also discuss the impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAMd) education and NASA’s newest Discovery Mission: Psyche, Journey to a Metal World will reach new frontiers.
This special panel discussion is hosted by ArtScience Museum in partnership with EmTech Asia and NASA. EmTech Asia takes place from 14 – 15 February 2017 at Marina Bay Sands. The event examines the emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives, including robotics, artificial intelligence, genome editing, cybersecurity, virtual reality and space tech.
WHERE IT ALL BEGINS
As part of Art and Science of Space Season
21 Jan | 2pm – 3.30pm
As part of the Art and Science of Space season and in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Space Race, hear from prominent industry leaders as they share about their experiences in the aviation industry, advancements in aerospace innovation, and the future of human spaceflight beyond Earth.
Laurence Chin, Country Manager at United Airlines, shares some of his personal experiences working for United Airlines, a pioneer passenger carrier that has been at the forefront of innovation in the aviation industry. Hear about his impressions and memories from key moments in aviation history, and his reflection on how a significant encounter with aerospace technologies changed the course of his life.
As manned missions to Mars become closer to reality than ever, Robert (Bob) Gagne, Director at Boeing Defense Space & Security, brings exciting insights on pioneering next steps in space exploration. Learn about Boeing’s involvement in NASA’s Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever built for a new era of exploration beyond Earth's orbit into deep space, and be inspired by research projects benefiting humanity.
· Welcome and introduction by Anita Kapoor, Television Host and Emcee
· Laurence Chin, Country Manager at United Airlines
· Robert (Bob) Gagne, Country Director, Global Sales at Boeing Defense, Space & Security
· Q & A
INSIGHTS TALK WITH VENZHA CHRIST
As part of Art and Science of Space Season
Sat – Sun, 21 & 22 Jan | 11.30am
Join us for a unique chance to hear Indonesian artist, Venzha Christ, as he shares what triggered his fascination with space, how art has enabled him to express his curiosity and how he is reaching out to deep space from Earth. You may also wish to check out his art installation, Indonesia Space Science Society, which is an addition to the exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure. This artwork presents radio waves from space, sent and collected through self-made radio antennae gathering precise data from astronomical objects in space.
Complimentary to ticket-holders of NASA - A Human Adventure
Moderated by Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman at Padang & Co
Opening our blockbuster exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure, is a riveting Conversations edition surrounding humanity’s journey of space exploration. Discover how the human journey to space has progressed and transformed through this sharing by scientists, astronauts and space crusaders as we anticipate space travel in the near future. Featuring leading voices within the Southeast Asian space industry, speaking about regional efforts to explore space:
- Bidushi Bhattacharya is a Singaporean rocket scientist who has worked in spacecraft development and operations. She will speak about using space technology for good.
- Lynette Tan will talk about the Singapore Space & Technology Association.
- Izmir Yamin will talk about his pioneering plan to send a rover to the Moon, from Malaysia.
- Venzha Christ from The House Of Natural Fiber will talk about the Indonesian Space Sciences Society.
Join us for this edition of Conversations as we talk about dreaming of space and reaching the dream space!
2pm Welcome by Honor Harger
Executive Director, ArtScience Museum
2.05pm Introduction to the Conference by Adam Lyle
Executive Chairman of Padang & Co
2.10pm Jukka Nurminen
Curator, NASA – A Human Adventure
2.30pm Venzha Christ
Artist, Indonesian Space Science Society
2.50pm Dr Bidushi Bhattacharya
Founder and CEO, Bhattacharya Space Enterprises
3.45pm Welcome back by Adam Lyle
3.50pm Izmir Yamin
Founder and Chief Executive, Independence-X Aerospace and Pulsar UAV
4.10pm Lynette Tan
Director, Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA)
4.30pm Carter Emmart
Director of Astrovisualization, American Museum of Natural History
A VERY SERIOUS GAME
Saturday, 24 Sep | 2pm
A visionary of his time, M.C. Escher saw the world differently. His works reflected a whimsical nature that delved into minute details, creating new perspectives that make us relook the world around us. Join us at Conversations: A Very Serious Game where we explore the game of art and mathematics and how Escher's practice resonates with artists, computer programmers and mathematicians today.
Speakers include Federico Giudiceandrea , Curator of ‘Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder’, Dr Sai Kit Yeung, Assistant Professor of Vision, Graphics and Computational Design (VGD) Group in SUTD, Angela Liong, co-founder and Artistic Director of ARTS FISSION, Richard Hassell, artist and founding director of WOHA Architects and Maria Kozhevnikov, Associate Professor of Psychology at NUS, moderated by Honor Harger.
2.00pm Introduction by Honor Harger, Executive Director, ArtScience Museum
2.10pm Dr Federico Giudiceandrea, Curator
2.25pm Richard Hassell, Founding Director, WOHA
3.10pm Dr Sai Kit Yeung, Assistant Professor, Vision, Graphics and Computational Design (VGD) Group, SUTD
3.30pm Angela Liong, Artistic Director, The Arts Fission Company
3.50pm Dr Maria Kozhevnikov, Associate Professor, NUS Department of Psychology
THE DATA ROUTE
Saturday, 21 May | 2pm
Are you ready for the era of Big Data? Join us as we discuss and investigate the route that Big Data has taken, and how this affects the way information is communicated, shared and used in our digital age.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: DISCOVERING THE ART & SCIENCE OF GEMS
Saturday, 23 Apr | 2pm
Join us for a series of illuminating presentations about the gemology and artistry behind our new exhibition Van Cleef & Arpels, The Art & Science of Gems. With anecdotes and insights from Van Cleef and Arpels President and CEO Nicolas Bos, Heritage Director Catherine Cariou and French National Museum of Natural History President Professor Bruno David amongst others.
SEEING THE LIGHT
Saturday, 12 Mar | 2pm–4:30pm
Digital technology expands the experience with art, and digital art creates new relationships between people. Celebrate the launch of the museum’s permanent exhibition at this talk that investigates the work of a new generation of ultratechnologists and digital creatives and how these initiatives manifest for Singapore. Join teamLab’s Toshiyuki Inoko, in conversation with gallerist Ikkan Sanada and iLight Marina Bay’s co-curator Randy Chan.
CONVERSATIONS INTERSTICE: ART & TECHNOLOGY
BEYOND THE GAP – KEYNOTE LECTURE BY VIBEKE SORENSEN
Saturday, 27 Feb | 10:45am–11:10am
As we look toward the future, where do we go beyond present gaps surrounding art and technology.
WOMEN, ART & TECHNOLOGY
Saturday, 27 Feb | 11:15am–12:30pm
This panel opens up a dialogue on the institutional gaps in society, technology, economical systems, education, arts and culture.
PANEL DISCUSSION 2:
DIGITAL ART IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Saturday, 27 Feb | 1:15pm–2:30pm
This panel opens a discussion on curatorial practices, concerns and challenges in digital art, from the perspective of Southeast Asian curators. Where are the interstices of art, culture and digital in Southeast Asia?
AFFECT, ART, AND POLITICS BY NATHANIEL STERN
Sunday, 28 Feb | 11:00am–11:30am
Nathaniel Stern will discuss frameworks for moving-thinking feeling with interactive art, and show, through specific works, how such experiences have us practise and relate anew in our on-going activities.
LIA’S ESSAY PRESENTATION
Sunday, 28 Feb | 11:40am–12.00pm
Discover the interstices in art, gender and technology from an anecdotal essay by LIA.
CONVERSATIONS: DR PETER JENNI
Saturday – 30 Jan | 2pm–3pm
Esteemed experimental particle physicist Dr Peter Jenni sheds light on the world of ATLAS at CERN and takes us on the journey culminating in the discovery of the Higgs boson.