The Weather, Arts and Music Special Interest Group was formed in 2012 following the first-ever Festival of Weather, Arts and Music on Jubilee Weekend in June 2012, at the Town Hall in Reading. It rained buckets all weekend.
With a steering committee supervising its activities, the WAM SIG exists to explore the possibilities inherent in bringing together such creative areas of activity as science and the arts. The SIG acts as a kind of ideas nursery, in the belief that the artificial boundaries erected between the Arts and Science by the Enlightenment can be broken through and superseded by a more balanced and nuanced approach to this most fundamental aspect of our species: the urge to explore, research and understand our world and ourselves, and to share our discoveries with our fellows.
We would like, in short, to create a new discipline: the scientific arts - or perhaps we might call it artistic science. We are nothing if not ambitious in our endeavour.
The WAM SIG meets on an adhoc basis 2 to three times a year. In addition, it publishes a newsletter which can be downloaded above. It details upcoming WAM events as well as SIG meeting reports and additional contributions from our partner disciplines.
The SIG is chaired by Pierrette Thomet, Director of the WAM Festival and a musician and artist. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
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