The Science of Art Team

Overview

The Science of Art team is an ongoing investigation into the connections between Materials Science and Art. The team has focused on making Glass and Ceramic art up in our Love 369 lab. Some example pieces are pictured below and show the skills of glass cutting and mold making that the team has developed.

The Science of Art team focuses on hosting monthly materials workshops to teach students from other departments at Georgia Tech about materials science and engineering. They currently focus on glass fusing/slumping and epoxy with plans to expand into stained glass.

In addition to events, the Science of Art team also allows its members to pursue independent research projects in glass or epoxy. We currently have ongoing student projects on glass engraving, biological material imprints in glass, and more!

Applications

The connection between Materials Science and Art has always existed. Heightened awareness of the connection between Materials Science and Art has allowed for expansions in both disciplines. From the creation of artificial dyes in the Renaissance Era, and recent advances in modern Computer Aided Design that have allowed work being done in the Joris Laarman Lab.

We hope to improve our understanding of the connection between Materials Science and Art to be able to expand the possibilities of what can be done in the MILL, and to provide a space for students to be able to apply what they learn in class in an unconventional way.

Spring 2019:

February Glass/Epoxy Workshop

 

January Glass Workshop

Fall 2018:

November Glass Event

October Glass Event

Previous Work: Spring 2018