Our final day at the Napa Lighted Festival was 19th January, featuring two talks by Dr Henrike Lange (University of California Berkeley) and Joshua Harvey (Oxford), in a session entitled Beyond the Material, in the First Presbyterian Church. Joshua’s work on material perception, and the quality of lustre in particular, sat engagingly alongside Henrike’s exploration ofContinue reading “Napa Lighted Art Festival – Final Activities”
The Ordered Universe symposium series at the Napa Lighted Art Festival, two weeks ago today, began with two sessions, one from Cate Watkinson (University of Sunderland and Watkinson Glass Associates) and Giles Gasper (Durham University). Speaking on Glass
Science – but not as you might know it. Come and read scientific works from medieval Europe with modern scientists and medieval specialists. Find out about the medieval big bang, the science of the rainbow, and how to move beyond the horizon.
Find out about the science and history behind the projection piece, Horizon.
What happens when the wonderful complexities of light in all its forms, as understood by modern science meet the intricacies of modern art?
Explore the powerful role of artistic expression in religious belief with two experts from the UK. Cate Watkinson, glassmaker, academic and stained glass restorer is joined by Giles Gasper, a historian of the Middle Ages.
So, in January, you’ll be able to catch a number of Ordered Universe team members at the Napa Lighted Art Festival. We’re hugely excited about the opportunity which was instigated by Ross Ashton and Karen Monid of The Projection Studio (with whom we have worked very successfully as followers of this blog will surelyContinue reading “Ordered Universe at the Napa Lighted Festival 2019 – Programme”
Ordered Universe will be taking part in the 2019 Leeds International Congress, the largest forum for sharing research on the Middle Ages in Europe. The project has a lot to offer on the special conference theme of ‘Materialities’ so we proposed four sessions and a roundtable, all of which were accepted. The Ordered Universe activitiesContinue reading “Ordered Universe at Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2019”
Maybe it was happy memories of touring Napa Valley wineries some years ago, but when I was offered the opportunity of taking part in the Napa Lighted Art Festival this coming January, I had no hesitation in accepting. For the past 10 years, Durham (UK) has had a similar event, Lumière, so I am expectingContinue reading “Ordered Universe in Napa – Brian Tanner”
Next Monday the OxNet – Ordered Universe programme for 2018-19 launches in the North-East. Organised through the hub school at Southmoor Academy in Sunderland, the programme involves and is open to schools from across the regions. We’ll be holding a taster evening at St Peter’s Church in Sunderland, rich in its connections to the medievalContinue reading “OxNet NorthEast 2018 Programme Launch, and Other Ordered Universe Updates”