ArtScienceCamp2: marshmallows, swords, cognitive science, architecture, open data….

The second ArtScienceCamp happened over the weekend. The whole event felt full of energy and a serious attitude towards having fun. The first set of photos uploaded so far (taken by our wonderful volunteer photographers Gail Edwin-Fielding and Quirien Wijnberg; more photos to be uploaded soon) should give you a sense of how it was.

More than 100 people were there on the opening on Friday night to share their ideas for sessions while talking over a glass of wine.

Once we had all the ideas together, we collaborated on figuring out how to put them together to make Saturday’s schedule of events.

On Saturday, the fun began at 10am with a short taste of what it means to teach someone how to sword fight – among 6 different parallel sessions. The day was full of conversation on topics from cognitive science to architecture to open data, interspersed with activities like building marshmallow structures and horsing around in the photobooth.


It was fun to see a lot of U of T students joining in. Typical end-of-day comments expressed a pleasant state of exhaustion from the quantity of new ideas and intensity of the conversations.

Thanks again to our sponsors, our coorganizers and volunteers, and especially to Zoe Dille and the staff at Hart House for making this whole fantastic day possible.

We’re looking forward to next year already!

One thought on “ArtScienceCamp2: marshmallows, swords, cognitive science, architecture, open data….

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