We want to (i) promote the active engagement of scientists in the arts and set up mutually beneficial creative collaborations with artists, (ii) use these collaborations to dissolve artificial barriers between disciplines and borders to engage the whole world’s society, and (iii) promote harmonising changes in the world to promote compassion, help the disadvantaged, facilitate peace and justice, work towards widening the aesthetic and intellectual horizons, and offer new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and communication across the backgrounds.
To this end we want to connect scientist with artists to work on mutually interesting and beneficial projects while making use of the complimentary skills for synthesis of these highly interdisciplinary projects. This would appeal to the global international public and serve the universal compassionate agenda to help break existing boundaries, test new ideas, expand old disciplines in science, create revolutionary ideas and trends, and stimulate cooperation of isolated minds in order to offer new ways of addressing inequality and injustice globally.
For GYA members and alumni only: connect to the group, collaborate and discuss with other members on the GYA-internal Agora platform here.
This project started in 2016 as the “Well-Tempered Brain”, and continued and expanded in 2017, working towards “Sonic Homunculus”. The idea is to take biological data from brain and other organs (electric neurons firing, transcriptomics, etc.) and transform them into sounds with the help of musicians and sound engineers. In 2022, the project was extended to the sonification of sociological data
This project is based on an international internet-based phone for captive marine mammals. It can potentially be expanded to involve primates and other human-like species.
This project started in 2017 and aims to produce small arty video interviews with interested GYA members where they would discuss their blue-sky ideas that can save the world.
Sketches of Science project
This project aims at exhibiting sketches, drawings and notes documenting the science work in progress
Poetry of Science: Alchemies
This initiative is focused on the expression of scientific concepts through poetry
This project is a collaboration between Bio2Bio and SAPJ groups aimed at presenting cell biology achievements in the form of a science-art project.
Feeling the Forest
This project is focused on the issue of deforestation and biodiversity loss.
Fashion and Science
A concept for work on this is currently under development.
Seasonal Flower Clock
Work on this continues until June 2023, to prepare a time-lapse video which shows the blooming of the clock’s plants throughout the year.
For the 2023 GYA AGM, the group is planning various science & art activities and exhibitions of their work, as well as science outreach activities.