On the 29th February Dr Denise Doyle, Dr Richard Glover and Charlotte Dunn from the Identifying Successful STARTS Methodologies team, headed to Paris to see the The STARTS Residencies Days at CENTQUATRE Paris. The days presented some of the main achievements of the STARTS Residencies programme and showcased the results of 3 years of art, technology and science collaborations involving more than 100 artists, scientists and engineers.

The team attended talks, seminars and performances for 2 days, from a whole range of artists, scientists and engineers, including discussions on the use of Art in Medicine as well as viewing a variety of booths including VR experiments and a whole plethora of exhibits.

For the final 2 days the team attended the ‘International Symposium Art-Science Residencies: Methodologies and Experience Feedbacks’ at IRCAM. Here, the team heard from a whole variety of speakers from across the globe who look to the collaborations of art science and technology. From presentations from Diana Ayton Shenker from Leonardo, and Leila Wheately Kinney and Evan Ziporyn from MIT, the team heard about the many different ways establishments had approached collaborations and residencies between art, science and technology. Strong emphasis was placed on the achievements of the practice as well as how the collaborations had evolved with individual collaborators coming from different disciplines. The team heard how Museums in Australia had begun to make art from their Science exhibits and how the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has evolved to create a collaborative environment across their subject disciplines. Finally the team visited the ‘Neurons’ exhibition at Centre Pompidiou that concentrated on the brain as a subject throughout all of the works, looking to medical science to inspire a whole collection of work. The team left with a whole array of ideas that spark from the collaborations of art, science and technology, mainly coming away with the thought that all artists, scientists and technologists are all extremely curious, creative, critical and communicative.