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Momentum Space: Reflections, Speculations, and Encounters by Timothy Taylor
April 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Please join UBC School of Creative Writing associate professor and bestselling author Timothy Taylor for a discussion of why working with UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and the Belkin is of such specific interest to him as a writer. Taylor, a resident artist of Ars Scientia, will address key aspects of his writing history that orient him towards investigation and seeking immersive experiences in unfamiliar professional environments.
Taylor will reflect on past collaborative projects with the Belkin involving other artists and academics, as well as a family connection in the world of optical physics, reactions to Blusson QMI’s Laboratory for Atomic Imaging Research and Crystal Growth Lab, and his enthusiasm for the aesthetic appeal of certain key instruments used at Blusson QMI. Finally, Taylor will offer a glimpse of the residency output, Momentum Space, a book in preparation with artist Jeff Mair.
Timothy Taylor is an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the English department at UBC. He is a bestselling and award-winning author of six book-length works of fiction and nonfiction including Stanley Park, The Blue Light project, and Silent Cruise. He is also a prolific journalist, and has published hundreds of feature articles in publications such as The New York Times, EnRoute, Walrus, and many others.
Funded by UBC’s Research Excellence Cluster program, Ars Scientia is a tripartite partnership between UBC’s Blusson QMI, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, fostering new modes of knowledge exchange across the arts, sciences and their pedagogies.
HEADER IMAGE: AN ARS SCIENTIA COLLABORATION BETWEEN VISUAL ARTIST JG MAIR AND PHYSICIST ALANNAH HALLAS AT BLUSSON QMI; THE TWO WORKED TOGETHER IN HALLAS’S LAB TO TURN “INSIGHTFUL FAILURES” OF HIGH-ENTROPY OXIDES (A TYPE OF QUANTUM MATERIAL) INTO AN ARTIST’S MEDIUM – PAINT. PHOTO: RACHEL TOPHAM PHOTOGRAPHY.