The first ever ArtScienceCamp took place on Friday November 12 and Saturday November 13, 2010 in partnership with Hart House. Check out our attendee list!

Here’s the details from the event write-up:

ArtScienceCamp is an intense but informal gathering of artists, scientists, engineers, architects, designers, and many others.

On Friday evening, we collectively decided on the program for Saturday. Everyone was strongly encouraged to bring a crazy idea, a work in progress, or a vital topic for discussion, and to organize a session around it. Sessions could be talks, panel discussions, demos, or brainstorming; the best sessions are the most interactive ones.

Saturday ran according to the program that was agreed to on Friday. There were multiple break-out spaces for smaller discussions, as well as plenty room for serendipitous connecitons and conversations. There was also be space for people to display recent projects and artworks, or works in progress.

ArtScienceCamp is based on “unconference” model that is taking off around the world, with events like SciBarCamp, DemoCamp, and many more. Successful Camp events bring together people that would not normally have conversations with each other, and create a space for surprising, serendipitous connections.

Take a look at what people had to say about recent SciBarCamps (the event that ArtScienceCamp has been modeled on):

Seb Paquet
John Dupuis