Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Physics Collaboration

Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Physics Collaboration

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Ingrid Koenig, Emergence Network Map, 2020. Drawing.

October 3, 2023
Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Physics Collaboration
Book publication
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
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Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Physics Collaboration, edited by Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig, published by Figure 1 Publishing.

The newly published book Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Physics Collaboration shares results from a six-year collaboration by a group of artists, scholars and physicists exploring the connections and differences between the language they use, the means by which they develop knowledge, how that knowledge is visualized, and, ultimately, how they seek to understand the universe.

Physicists from TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, presented key concepts in the themes of Antimatter, Emergence, and In/visible Forces to artists and scholars convened by Emily Carr University of Art + Design; the participants then generated conversations, process drawings, diagrams, field notes, and works of art. From this leaning into uncertainty comes a rich array of work towards furthering the shared project of artists, scholars and scientists in shaping cultural understandings of the universe. Combined with additional essays, diagrams, and artworks, these texts and artworks live in the intersection of disparate fields that nonetheless share a deep curiosity of the world and our place within it, and a dedication to building and sharing knowledges.

Contributing writers: Otoniya J Okot Bitek, Jess Brewer, Randy Lee Cutler, Jeff Derksen, Mimi Gellman, Sanem Güvenç, Ingrid Koenig, David Morrissey, Nirmal Raj, Sadira Rodrigues, Marina Roy, Nigel Smith, Jacqueline Turner.

Antimatter artists: Robert Bean, Garvin Chinnia, Jeff Derksen, Olivia de Fleuriot, Mimi Gellman, Maggie Groat, Diana Hanitzsch, Chris Jones, Vanessa Kwan, Khan Lee, Robin Lough, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Alana McFarlane, Giorgio Magnanensi, Scott Mallory, Kate Metten, Laura Piasta, Natalie Purschwitz, Rebecca Ramsey, Genevieve Robertson, Marina Roy, Evann Siebens, Heather Kai Smith, David Spriggs, Kathryn Wadel, Andrea Young, Etienne Zack

Emergence artists: Marian Penner Bancroft, Scott Billings, Ben Bogart, Sara-Jeanne Bourget, Randy Lee Cutler, Henry Daniel, Christine D’Onofrio, Deborah Edmeades, Robin Gleason, Mark Igloliorte, Russna Kaur, Karen Kazmer, Gwenessa Lam, Lindsay McIntyre, Brady Marks, Teo Monsalve, Roxanne Nesbitt, Deanna Peters, Holly Schmidt, Erin Siddall, Emma Soares, Keith Spencer, Leó Stefánsson, prOphecy sun, Jacqueline Turner, Carlyn Yandle

In/visible forces artists: Scotty Alveberg, Haley Bassett, Otoniya J Okot Bitek, Gwenyth Chao, Xinwei Che, Sidi Chen, Brenda Crabtree, Miruna Dragan, Claudia Fernandez, Kyla Gilbert, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Risa Horowitz, Mark Johnsen, Woojae Kim, Ingrid Koenig, Barbara Lounder, David McGregor, Scott Massey, Ranu Mukherjee, Kieran Muller, Alan Poma, Christine Howard Sandoval, Arti Struyanskiy, Loretta Todd, Jay White, Hyung-Min Yoon

Physicists: Carla Babcock, Brad Barquest, Carla Barquest, Mike Bowry, Jess Brewer, Doug Bryman, Andrea Capra, Djuna Croon, Sarah Dunsiger, Luca Egoriti, Nathan Evetts, Torben Ferber, Beatrice Franke, Pietro Giampa, Ewan Hill, Jason Holt, Sakshi Kakkar, Brian Kootte, David McKeen, David Morrissey, Art Olin, Patrick De Perio, Nirmal Raj, Des Ramsey, Jēkabs Romans, Mark Scott, Oliver Stelzer-Chilton, Edward Thoeng, Alex Wijangco

Scholars: Steven Barnes (Behavioural Neuroscience), James Charbonneau (Physics/Astronomy), Denise Ferreira da Silva (Sociology and Philosophy), Katherine Gillieson (Communication Design), Sanem Güvenç (Sociology), Jamie Hilder (Cultural Theory), Tara Ivanochko (Earth Science), Giorgio Magnanensi (Composition), Andrew Martindale (Archaeology), Ernesto Pena (Visual Rhetoric), PJ Rayner (Curriculum Structures), Sadira Rodrigues (Critical Theory), Shelly Rosenblum (Museum Theory and Pedagogy), Alice Wang (Art History)

Process design teams: TRIUMF Scientists—Carla Babcock, Jonathan Bagger, Jess Brewer, Ewan Hill, Reiner Kreucken, Tim Meyer, David Morrissey, Art Olin, Marcello Pavan, Des Ramsay; TRIUMF Science Communications—Jesse Abney, Akshay Jogoo, Lisa Lambert, Stu Shepherd, Nic Zdunich; Artists—Randy Lee Cutler, Elvira Hufschmid, Ingrid Koenig, Margit Schild; Research assistants—Scotty Alveberg, Diana Hanitzsch, Scott Mallory, Keith Spencer

Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Physics Collaboration, edited by Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig. Figure 1 Publishing, co-published with Occasional Press, in collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Book design: Robin Mitchell Cranfield. Paperback, 9 × 12 inches, 216 pages, 77 colour; ISBN 978-1-77327-217-7.

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and the support of TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, and Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Figure 1 Publishing works on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.

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