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19. 11. 2014, Marcus Coates, Artist London, and Jerome Lewis, Department of Anthropology, UCL: Art, Ritual and Animals

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E6BT, room 3/4 Talks by artist Marcus Coates (here and here) as well as Dr Jerome Lewis (Department of Anthropology, UCL) moderated by Sarah Wade (PhD candidate, UCL).
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13. 11. 2014, 8.30 pm, Mark Pilkington, Strange Attractor Press: I Eat Cannibals

Venue: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London E2 9EG What we learned about the world from watching cannibal films. A trailer-based presentation by Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor Press). Warning, contains scenes of extreme eating! Please join us to digest an effigy baked by Petra…
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13. 11. 2014, 12 noon, Visit To Freemason’s Hall and Museum of Freemasonry

Venue: 60 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AZ Visit to the Freemason’s Hall, a Grade II listed Art Deco building, and Museum of Freemasonry. Freemasons’ Hall is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Masonic…
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12. 11. 2014, 6pm, Boris Pretzel, Victoria and Albert Museum: Shedding Light on LED Lighting Systems

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1 E6BT, room 3/4 Talk by Dr Boris Pretzel, Principal Scientist at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, who will discuss the technology and implications of LED lighting…
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11. 6. 2014, 5.30pm, Workshop Transgressing Boundaries: On Wolves and Werewolves

Venue: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, UCL, London WC1E 6DE Human-wolf relationships have evolved throughout history in response to cultural, social, geographic, religious and environmental circumstances. Wolves have been feared and reviled, venerated and preserved, as well as being the…
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5. & 6. 6. 2014, Workshop Botanical Drift: Walking Kew Gardens & Workshop in Economic Botany

Venue: Kew Gardens, London The miniature world of Economic Botany in Kew Gardens, its elaborate greenhouses and follies, is the site and material of this botanical drift. In this workshop phase it addresses recent advances in plant molecular biology, cellular…
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14. 5. 2014, 6pm, Richard William Wheater, Neon Workshop, London: A Date with Neon

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Artist and founder of Neon Workshops Richard William Wheater will give a talk about this noble gas, discovered at the chemistry labs of University College London in 1898,…
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9. 5. 2014, 9am, Emma Chambers, Tate Britain: Ruin Lust Exhibition Visit

Venue: Tate Britain, Milbank, London SW1P 4RG, meeting point: 8.45 am on the steps of the main entrance, facing the Themse Join Ruin Lust curator Emma Chambers for a tour of the exhibition, focusing on artists’ exploration and reimagining of ruins in both…
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7. 5. 2014, 6pm, Joe Padfield, National Gallery, London: How Big Do Digital Images Need to Be?

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 For many years the cost and speed of digital technologies restricted the practical size of digital images. However, with continually improving systems, cameras and procedures…
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12. 3. 2014, 6pm, Esther Leslie, Birkbeck College: From Sea of Ice to Liquid Crystals: Trajectories of Anomalous States of Matter

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Esther Leslie (Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck College) tracks a curious line between Caspar David Friedrich’s painting Sea of Ice, from 1824 and the discovery of the…
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