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Cultivating Artiscience

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Image: The Artiscience Library Reading Room. Copyright Peter Dibdin

This episode consists of an interview with Dr Cristian Zaelzer, Research Scientist, but also "a man o' pairts", that is a person with multiple talents, who has brought them all to the remarkable "Convergence Initiative", a multi-modal, artiscient programme based at Concordia University, Montreal.








This podcast focuses on the relatively recently formed “Edinburgh Futures Institute” of the University of Edinburgh, housed in the former Royal Infirmary building at Quartermile, in discussion with two of the senior participants in its development, Owen Kelly, OBE, its Deputy Director, and Professor Dr Richard Morris, CBE, FRS, neuroscientist and co-recipient of The Brain Prize, 2016.

The recording is structured in three sections: first, their responses to my asking about their personal early formation, in childhood and youth with respect to the arts and sciences; second, their experiences and paths to their present roles; and third, selected distinguishing features of the EFI and prospects for its own Future.


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In this conversation with Michael Robert Jackson, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCR, we discuss the role of the radiologist in medical imaging and aspects of his forthcoming book on Radiology, Art & Science (title to be determined). In particular, Michael talks about how the history of visual art and film shall be incorporated in his narrative, making the contents accessible to a broad range of readers.


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