Bio/Genesis: Biology, Work and Creativity
March 14 2008
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
The EGN as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
Science is a creative activity, as well as a practical and analytical one. But the creative side of science is often under-represented in school science teaching. This workshop, aimed at secondary school students, will provide an opportunity to engage with science's creative side. Working with artists and social scientists from the ESRC Genomic Network, students will explore aspects of scientific creativity, including: the visual representation of complex ideas; how language shapes our understanding of biological objects; and what scientists do during a typical day at work.