Leaning Out of Windows

Leaning Out of Windows: Art and Physics Collaborations Through Aesthetic
SSHRC Insight Grant 2016-2020
Co-investigators: Ingrid Koenig and Randy Lee Cutler
Leaning out of Windows (LOoW) is a four-year interdisciplinary art and science project
funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and is
comprised of four phases between 2016 to 2020. It involves co-designing, curating,
testing, and analyzing models of collaboration for art and science. Participants include
Emily Carr University’s faculty, art students + physicists, post-doctoral researchers and
graduate students working at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre and
accelerator-based science located at the University of British Columbia.
In this venture we join together artists and physicists to share the quest to understand
the nature of reality. Their diverse experiences, views, and interactions bring each
discipline to see a new perspective on the creative process while also broadening the
potential for communication between disciplines. Our aim is to transform the grammar of
abstract knowledge by specifically addressing the barely discernible phenomena
studied by physics through aesthetics, analogy, metaphor, and other inventive methods.

Leaning Out of Windows Phase 2 Streams Diagram

Leaning Out of Windows Phase 2 Streams

Leaning Out of Windows Phase 3 Emergence

Leaning Out of Windows Phase 3 Emergence