Science Seminar: Emergence 

September 28, 2018 Science Seminar at TRIUMF

The third stage of the experiment was launched on September 28, 2018 with the Science Seminar at TRIUMF. Designated artists and scholars attended a four hour event learning about the science topic from TRIUMF physicists, asked questions, and started to engage in conversation with their transdisciplinary team members. A series of team meetings over a period of 8-10 months ensued, artistic production began, continuing until September 2019, with conversations, knowledge sharing, field trips, lab and studio visits.


Tour of TRIUMF: 12 – 1pm

Introduction of the project, topic, and expectations for team meetings: Ingrid Koenig + Randy Lee Cutler, 1 – 1:20

Welcome from Lisa Lambert TRIUMF Head, Strategic Communications, 1:20 – 1:30pm

Physics on Emergence Presentations: 1:30 – 4pm

—> Particle Physics: Deconstruction and Reconstruction: David Morrissey
—> “Theory of Everything” vs. Emergence: Jess Brewer
—> Our World from Extra Dimensions: Djuna Croon
—> Emergence of Signals from Background: Oliver Stelzer-Chilton
—> Q&A discussion: Marcello Pavan
—> Final Words on Emergence From Art: Cutler + Koenig

Team introductions and conversations: 4 – 5pm

Presentation Downloads

David Morrisey: Desconstruction and Emergence
Jess Brewer: Theory of Everything
Djuna Croon: Emergence from Extra (Spatial) Dimensions
Oliver Stelzer-Chilton: Art and Science
Cutler + Koenig: Emergence + Art

Watch the Full Seminar