APHB5510 Advanced Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is taught in even-numbered years. Students learn to understand, through the use of the technologies of the life sciences, how to explore practically and theoretically the methods and ideas concerned with the crossovers between the fields/cultures of art and science, particularly the life sciences.
Students are able to (1) explore the nature of biological art and develop a growing understanding of some of its aesthetic, conceptual, social and ethical aspects; (2) understand some of the technologies available for the production of biological art; (3) understand and apply biological art as a communication tool; and (4) progressively integrate their knowledge of both art and science into their growing understanding of biological art.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an essay; (2) tutorial presentations; and (3) a tutorial assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ionat Zurr
Unit rules
VISA2214 Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; labs/tutorials: 2 hours per week
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