Meet, Inspire, Collaborate

Our events cross traditional disciplinary lines to encourage collaborations.

  • Talk to scientists, visual and performing artists, culinary perfectionists, passionate educators, and entrepreneurs who share a curiosity for science.
  • Connect with others who are also creating innovative ways to experience and share science.
  • Showcase your projects to spark curiosity in others and collaborate to grow this community.

Upcoming Events

ECLIPSE: TOTAL ALIGNMENT

Art and Science Explore the Momentary Darkness

Date/Time
Thursday, August 17 from 6:30pm to 10pm (Planetarium show at 7:30pm and 9pm)

Location
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9)

Tickets
$25-30 (limited early bird tickets available before August 4). Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

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ἔκλειψις (ékleipsis) – “the abandonment”, “the downfall”, “the darkening of a heavenly body.”

Our human experiences of astronomical events depend on the past and present spectrum of our cultural relationships with science, technology, theology, and mythology. ECLIPSE:TOTAL ALIGNMENT is a sensory exploration of the ways that we frame this rare total alignment of the sun, earth, and moon. Join Curiosity Collider and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre to explore this momentary darkness through art and science.

The event includes a performance show in the planetarium theatre, and interactive multi and mixed media art installations on the main level Cosmic Courtyard. Highlights: 

  • a soundtrack of the solar system created by data sonification
  • a dance piece that plays with alignment, light, and shadow
  • scientific narration about the of the upcoming total solar eclipse (on August 21st) and the phases of the moon
  • spectacular custom planetarium dome visuals
  • meeting the artists and scientists behind one-of-a-kind interactive and multimedia art projects

This event is 19+ only. Beer and wine available for purchase, light snacks included. Limited early bird tickets available before August 4.

This show is curated by Curiosity Collider’s Creative Director Char Hoyt, and developed in collaboration with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Participating artists and scientists:


Past Events

Collider Cafe: Art. Science. Transmission.

When
8:00pm on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. Door opens at 7:30pm.

Where
Café Deux Soleils. 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (Google Map).

Cost
$5.00-10.00 cover at the door (sliding scale). Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization.

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#ColliderCafe is a space for artists, scientists, makers, and anyone interested in art+science. Meet. Discover. Connect. Create.

Are you curious? Join us at “Collider Cafe: Art. Science. Transmission.” to explore how art and science intersect in the exploration of curiosity.

  • Ela Kurowska (photographer and biochemist): Light Forms
  • Dave Ng (geneticist, science literacy academic, and UBC faculty): PHYLO Project
  • Wesley Raley (master candyolo, Wishing Treats, food industry consultant): Candy Making Art-Sci
  • Germana Barata (science communication researcher/SFU visiting scholar): Challenges of Communicating Science in Brazil
  • Niel McLaren (Creative Technologist): Glitch Art

The event starts promptly at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). $5.00-10.00 (sliding scale) cover at the door. Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization.

When we blend classical art, science and digital technology, what remains the same and what becomes a hybrid? This panel explores how we collaborate to mix classical art, applied science and technology. We’ll dive into questions like:

  • Are alternate perspectives just inspiration? What can science learn from classical art practices?
  • Is art evolving with applied science and technology? How? What will future art look like? Is painting dead?
  • What are the challenges when artists and scientists collaborate?

Join us for an interactive discussion on the evolution of these merging practices.

Panelists:

  • Jen Burgess (Science Illustrator)
  • Alina Sotskova (Psychologist, Dancer, Photographer, Voirelia)
  • Hfour: Ben Z Cooper & Stuart J Ward (Multimedia art)

Moderators:

  • Theresa Liao (Community Relations Director, Curiosity Collider)
  • Char Hoyt (Creative Director, Curiosity Collider)

Collider Cafe: Live. Curiously.

When
8:00pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Door opens at 7:30pm.

Where
Café Deux Soleils. 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (Google Map).

Cost
$5.00-10.00 cover at the door (sliding scale). Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization.

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#ColliderCafe is a space for artists, scientists, makers, and anyone interested in art+science. Meet, discover, connect, create. How do you explore curiosity in your life? Join us and discover how our speakers explore their own curiosity at the intersection of art & science.

The event will start promptly at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). $5.00-10.00 (sliding scale) cover at the door. Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization.

Let us know you are coming on our Facebook page!

 

collidercafe-poster-letterr1-01Collider Cafe: Scientific. Expression.

When
8:00pm on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. Door opens at 7:30pm.

Where
Café Deux Soleils. 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (Google Map).

Cost
$5.00 cover at the door. Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization.

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Where would your curiosity for science take you? How would you express science through art? Join our upcoming “Collider Cafe: Scientific. Expression.” to hear from these speakers about their ideas and to chat with them about collaborations.
 
Julie-anne Saroyan (artistic producer | project manager, Small Stage)
Alina Sotskova (dancer | photographer | psychologist)
Armin Mortazavi (cartoonist | scientist)
Jen Burgess (natural science illustrator)
Karissa Milbury (scientist – genetics | public scholar)

Science Meets Art: Curiosity Collider

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11am-3pm on Saturday, September 17th 2016.

Where
Britannia Mine Museum (1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC).

Cost
Free to participate with admission to the Britannia Mine Museum.

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If you have never been to the Britannia Mine Museum, this is the time to visit! We will bring art+science to the Museum on Saturday. Ceramics Artist Don Hutchinson, Scientists from UBC Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program, and Curiosity Collider will be there with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

What can you expect?

– Paint with explosions and explore how chemical reactions are used both in art and mining
– Recreate the brilliant colours of minerals using light and polarized film
– Discover what role water resistant materials play in both mining and art

Let us know you are coming on our Facebook page!

 

Et al: The Ultimate Bar Science Night

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Celebrate Science Literacy Week with Curiosity Collider, Anecdotal Evidence, Cafe Scientifique and Nerd Nite at this one night only event

 

When
7PM – 9:30PM on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016.

Where
Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T). View map.

Cost
$10-20. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

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In Vancouver there are many options to get educated and inspired through science, art, and culture in a casual bar setting outside of universities. There’s Nerd Nite which focuses on nerdy lectures in the Fox Cabaret, Anecdotal Evidence a science based storytelling show, Curiosity Collider which creates events that bring together artists and scientists, as well as Cafe Scientifique the long running series which focuses on one single speaker to engage in discussions while at the bar.

September 20th at the Fox Cabaret, all four institutions will team for the ultimate bar science night, Et al. This show is one night only, and not to be missed, and plus it’s Science Literacy Week to boot!

Let us know you are coming on our Facebook page!

 

Meet the Artists – Science Collides

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5:30pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, September 7th 2016.

Where
Science World at Telus World of Science (1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7)

Cost
Free – RSVP via Eventbrite

Join artists Char Hoyt, Dzee Louise, and Robi Smith, and Curiosity Collider to celebrate the “Science Collides” exhibition at Science World! These works are collaborative efforts between artists and scientists, who spent time together at Science World during the Meet a Scientist weekend in April. Come meet the artists and chat with them about their experience. The event is free to attend but only the main atrium at Science World will be open. The exhibition is up from August 12 to October 9th (with admission).

Curiosity Collider Directors Char and Theresa will also be there to meet and chat with anyone interested in art + science in Vancouver. Come find us and share your ideas for events, programs, or simply say hi 🙂

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