Evaporation of Things: 13-14 March

The symposium will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 March 2013 and the morning of Thursday 14 March 2013 at: Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
The symposium Evaporation of Things is intended to explore the increasingly digital interface to biological ‘things’. From the phylogenetic analysis of plants, to the data representation of the human genome project, studying the subject on a screen has replaced the study of the material artefact. For the general public, astronomy remains a question of looking at the stars in the night sky, whereas for astronomers the use of optical telescopes is a thing of the past – so the question emerges “where is the thing?”