The Convergence course, hosted at Concordia University, invites students to creatively explore the intersection of arts, neuroscience, and society, and how these domains shape the understandings of ourselves and others. Concordia Fine Arts students work with (neuro)science students from the BRaIN Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and the Integrated Program in Neuroscience of McGill University to create collaborative projects which converge artistic and scientific research.
For the teams, a final exhibition shows their collaborative efforts. For the scientists, an especial Science Symposium allows them to showcase the alternative methods learned during the two-semester class to communicate their science. This is not just an art workshop based on neuroscience research; it is a course dedicated to exploring the use of emotion and art in Science Communication.
As society adapts using scientific evidence to fight a global pandemic, we want to offer you the opportunity to enjoy from home the Science Symposium. We want to invite you to additionally enjoy a special treat, two amazing short talks by Sci-Artists Amanda Dawn Christie, and Francois-Joseph Lapointe.
The event will also be live-streamed on 4TH SPACE’s Facebook page with a link (https://www.facebook.com/CU4thSpace/) as well as, the Convergence Initiative Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2cy-bO_Tn5apy1DuKey0zw)