A blog about collaborations between art, science, nature and technology

A Poetic Dialogue with DNA

On January 25 2013, U of Calgary Professor and poet Christian Bök (@christianbok) came to SFU to give an update on The Xenotext Experiment. Watch my two minute summary video.

Watch the entire video. 
Sound design, video production and photography by Chris Vautour. Illustrations and narration by Aileen Penner.

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Aileen Penner

I am a writer, poet and science communications specialist. I also curate art-science collaborations.

My Top 10 Science-Art Gift Guide

My Top 10 Science-Art Gift Guide

An art-science gift guide for everyone on your list.

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The Poetry of Science Dec 14/12 Performance & Party

Come out and see what wonderful things happen when five scientists get together with five poets to create new poetic works. One poet notes, "I have at least three years worth of material from this one workshop and many more ideas on future collaborations!"

December 14, 2012 > Doors at 6:30PM, readings at 7:30 PM Facebook RSVP
Welcome by Vancouver's Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau at 7:30 PM

This kind of meeting of science and poetics is something that needs to be ongoing, and might in some ways be the most important human project on the table. I do not exaggerate. In terms of the environmental crisis, we might be dying from a lack of interaction between our best poetic impulses and our best scientific ones.
                   -- Wayde Compton, Director, SFU's The Writer's Studio

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Aileen Penner

I am a writer, poet and science communications specialist. I also curate art-science collaborations.

Art-Science Collaborations: "Working in the Cracks of a Capitalist System"

UCLA Professor Allison Carruth discusses some cross-disciplinary work being done at the intersection of food, technology, science, art and ethics. She also give some major insight into the future of art-science collaborations and what ideas will most shape the next 50 years.

Watch her short 4 min video talk in The Atlantic.

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Aileen Penner

I am a writer, poet and science communications specialist. I also curate art-science collaborations.

November Science-Poetry Workshop Full

With such an overwhelming response to "The Science of Poetry / the Poetry of Science" Vol 1 workshop, which begins November 14, I am gathering a list of scientists, engineers and poets who are interested in Vol 2. 

Please do come to the performance on December 14 at 7pm at 1965 Gallery on Main Street to see what wonder is created.

Also, if you are interested in Vol 2, send me an email via my contact page telling me about your work and why you want to collaborate.

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Aileen Penner

I am a writer, poet and science communications specialist. I also curate art-science collaborations.