Science meets fiction conference in collaboration with Arts at Cern 

Wednesday 30th of October 2019
Campus HEAD – Genève 
Le Cube, Bâtiment H 
Av de Châtelaine 7
, 2pm –  6.30pm 
Free entrance - Facebook event here

Science meets fiction conference in collaboration with Arts at Cern 

Does science need fiction? Does fiction still need science? What kind of fictional spaces, and fictional scenarios emerge when scientists and artists collaborate? This conference in collaboration with Arts at CERN will focus on the mutual influences between science and fiction throughout artists and scientists interventions and panels. From bio-design to particle physics, we will explore collaborations that lead to different types of outcomes such as new media formats and new narratives in various fields ranging from interaction design, to product design and visual arts.

Cassandre Poirier Simon, designer interactive narration, alumni Master Media Design 
Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, artists in residence at CERN  
Helga Timko, particle physicist working in the operation of the LHC,  
Laura Couto Rosado, designer and artist, alumni Master Media Design 
Leslie Thornton, filmaker and artist in residence at CERN 
Marc Atallah, Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon Les Bains,
Nadya Suvorova, Interactive media designer, alumni Master Media Design 
Rosa Menkman, visual artist, curator and Collide International residency award 2019 recipient  
Tamara VásquezSchroeder, particle physicist in the  ATLAS Experiment


2pm – 2.05pm Welcome by Mónica Bello, Arts at Cern and Alexia Mathieu, Head of Master Media Design

2.05pm – 2.40pm On the relationship between science and science fiction with Cassandre Poirier Simon and Marc Atallah, moderated by Anthony Masure, Head of Research Institute for Art and Design (IRAD)

2.40pm – 3.10pm On research in Particle Physics at CERN with Tamara Vázquez Schroeder 

3.10pm – 3.40pm On how particle physics and product design with Laura Couto Rosado

3.40pm – 3.50pm Break  

3.50pm – 4.20pm On science and new media formats with Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller 

4.20pm – 4.50pm On collaborations between scientists and artists with Helga TimkoRosa Menkman, moderated by Monica Bello  

4.50pm – 5.20pm On generating scientific imagery as an interaction designer with Nadya Suvorova  

5.20pm – 5.50pm On fictional spaces and scenarios with Leslie Thornton  


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Science meets fiction conference in collaboration with Arts at Cern 
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