SATnet

SATnet is an innovative Welsh Assembly Knowledge Exchange Project based in the Faculty of Art & Design at Swansea Metropolitan University. The project facilitates a number of unique collaborations between artists, designers, scientists and creative enterprises. A key aspect of the project is the emphasis on environmental sustainability, demonstrated through  its close ties with the universities Centre for Innovation in the Creative Industries (CIRIC). SATnet Director Karen Ingham curated an exhibition of the collaborative outcomes of the first phase, Reasoned Uncertainties: innovations in art, science and technology, which opened on the 12th of March 2008.

The show included a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from a performative exploration of a local leech farm to work that focused on miniaturisation using the latest laser technologies. A symposium highlighting the processes and results of these creative partnerships took place alongside the exhibition at the Dynevor Centre of Art, Design and Media. The keynote speaker was Professor Marc Clement, a prize-winning physics theoretician and representative of NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). To find out more about SATnet’s present plans and activities visit the project website:

http://www.smu.ac.uk/satnet10/