Collaboration between Professor Federico Milano and artist Julie Merriman

UCD will host the 20th Power system Computation Conference (PSCC) from 11th to 15th of June, 2018, in the Science Building. PSCC is one of the oldest and most prestigious conferences in electrical engineering and has a tradition of accepting only very high-quality papers.

Prof Federico Milano of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is the chair of the local organizing committee of the PSCC and, as part of the organization, has contacted the UCD artist in residence for the College of Engineering and Architecture, Mrs Julie Merriman. Julie’s work investigates mark making in the context of language; drawn, written and programmed. She is interested in how technology currently influences architectural and engineering projects and in the role it plays in linking an idea, its communication and visual realization. The results of this collaboration is a series of artworks inspired to power systems, which can be seen at http://www.pscc2018.net/artwork.html. An exhibition of Julie’s original works will also take place during the conference.

Collaborations between science and art are blooming in recent years. See for example:

https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v537/n7618/full/nj7618-125a.html

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ligoartofscience/the-art-of-science-a-collaboration-between-art-and

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/02/15/album/1518709158_508152.html#foto_gal_2