1. What can we learn from a scientist giving an art tour or a science experiment explained by an artist? This project presents a webseries of videos of tours guided by artists/designers or scientists/technologists, depending on the tour location. The guide is challenged to explain something outside their expertise in a playful way to a savvy public. Each video captures highlights of a live experiment that serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary discussion. An artist might ‘misinterpret’ scientific research. A scientist might ‘fail’ at describing conceptual art. These ‘failures’, or knowledge gaps, offer an opportunity for insight through alternative perspectives.

    Location: Age of Wonderland (Expo @ Natlab during DDW 16). The Age of Wonderland programme revolves around the understanding that we need a more robust collaboration between creative makers and thinkers from all over the world. When it comes to the great challenges of our time, we need to act on a global scale – to secure a liveable, inclusive society and planet. The programme is jointly developed and implemented by Hivos, Baltan Laboratories and the Dutch Design Week (ageofwonderland.nl/)

    Untour Guide: Denvis, musician, actor and filmmaker (denvis.com/)
    Group: Age of Wonderland Fellows + Baltan team

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    Written by Lorenzo Gerbi
    Directed and edited by Lorenzo Gerbi and Tommaso Colelli

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  2. In the third episode of Untourage, we move to England to the Institute of Genetic Medicine of Newcastle University. Here, Louise Mackenzie, an artist and PhD researcher at Northumbria University, guides a tour of her artistic research made in collaboration with the Institute. She explains her scientist colleagues, who work in the same lab, what is her approach and how artistic research differs from the scientific one, even if it shares sometimes the same processes. For our webseries, this is a step further, since the artist in this case already works inside a scientific institution, so she's already bringing her different point of view during her collaboration. Nevertheless, the result is almost the same, different languages but common procedures: a first step towards interdisciplinary research?

    Location: The Institute of Genetic Medicine (IGM) was established in 2001 as the Institute of Human Genetics and is one of seven Newcastle University research institutes within the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Newcastle Biomedicine. 

    Untour Guide: Louise Mackenzie, artist and PhD researcher at Northumbria University, Newcastle

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    Written by Louise Mackenzie
    Directed and edited by Louise Mackenzie, Gary Malkin, Lorenzo Gerbi
    Soundtrack: Hyperborea by North Hive (Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0)
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    Untourage is a webseries of videos of tours guided by artists/designers or scientists/technologists, depending on the tour location. The guide is challenged to explain something outside their expertise in a playful way to a savvy public. Each video captures highlights of a live experiment that serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary discussion. An artist might ‘misinterpret’ scientific research. A scientist might ‘fail’ at describing conceptual art. These ‘failures’, or knowledge gaps, offer an opportunity for insight through alternative perspectives.
    The purpose of the series is to convey Baltan philosophy in a playful way: encouraging cross pollination between disciplines and showing that ‘failure’ is not always a bad thing: it is an opportunity to learn and gain new knowledge.

    Are you interested in the webseries? Do you want to propose yourself as the next untour guide? Do you want to host the new episode in your broad-minded company / cultural institution / museum? Send an email to: lorenzo@baltanlaboratories.org

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  3. What can we learn from a scientist giving an art tour or a science experiment explained by an artist? This project presents a webseries of videos of tours guided by artists/designers or scientists/technologists, depending on the tour location. The guide is challenged to explain something outside their expertise in a playful way to a savvy public. Each video captures highlights of a live experiment that serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary discussion. An artist might ‘misinterpret’ scientific research. A scientist might ‘fail’ at describing conceptual art. These ‘failures’, or knowledge gaps, offer an opportunity for insight through alternative perspectives.

    Location: The Van Abbemuseum (vanabbemuseum.nl) in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society.

    Untour Guide: Herman Schoo, Senior Research Fellow, Holst Centre (holstcentre.com)

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    Written by Lorenzo Gerbi
    Directed and edited by Lorenzo Gerbi and Corradino Garofalo

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  4. What can we learn from a scientist giving an art tour or a science experiment explained by an artist? This project presents a webseries of videos of tours guided by artists/designers or scientists/technologists, depending on the tour location. The guide is challenged to explain something outside their expertise in a playful way to a savvy public. Each video captures highlights of a live experiment that serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary discussion. An artist might ‘misinterpret’ scientific research. A scientist might ‘fail’ at describing conceptual art. These ‘failures’, or knowledge gaps, offer an opportunity for insight through alternative perspectives.

    Location: Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and for flexible electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia. On October 16, Holst hosted a Partner Meeting, a network event in which the relationship between the Centre and its partners is strengthened, through keynotes, presentations and demonstrators.

    Untour Guide: Annie Fletcher, Chief Curator at Van Abbemuseum (vanabbemuseum.nl)

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    Written by Lorenzo Gerbi
    Directed and edited by Lorenzo Gerbi and Corradino Garofalo

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