Wednesday 5th Feb, 12:00 pm
Visualising the world of insects is at its most exciting and innovative stage of science exploration with resources and technology to envisage intricate and complex detail, explicitly from the miniscule extremes of internal and external microscopic examination. Over the last twelve months, a unique collaboration has occurred between CSIRO Scientist, and artist, in unifying their scientific and creative research interests of visualising insects from the Australian National Insect Collection. This intersection of science and art, within the fields of computational Informatics, material science and entomology is truly a creative catalyst for imagination, ideas and innovation, particularly through the technical and aesthetic processes in which scientist and artist collaborate. We discuss the results of this Science and Art partnership, including the challenges and benefits we have experienced both for a large interdisciplinary research organisation, (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – CSIRO) and for National exhibited artworks.