Sci-Art Project Collaboration with Dr Dartnell (UK Space Agency Research Fellow)
SALT glass studios are collaborating with Dr Lewis Dartnell (UK Space Agency research Fellow) on a unique Sci- Art project conducting a series of experiments creating glass from scratch using local materials from the North Norfolk intertidal coastline including silica – sand – glasswort – samphire – chalk.
Drawing from Dr Dartnell’s book ‘The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch’ (www.the-knowledge.org ) and the crucial scientific knowledge and technology to preserve in the event of rebuilding civilisation, the project is informed by the critical role of glass throughout the history of civilization and in particular for microscopes, refractor telescopes, thermometers, barometer or vacuum tubes.
Dr Lewis Dartnell is the UK Space Agency research Fellow; STFC Science in Society Fellow; Astrobiology journal Senior Editor http://lewisdartnell.com/en-gb/. Dr Dartnell is also an experienced educator and leading space scientist etc http://lewisdartnell.com/en-gb/public-lectures/
SALT glass are experienced educator on glass art and this unique project draws on an multidisciplinary STEAM approach to gaining a greater understanding of the role and use of glass. A key aim of this unique project will be educational and outreach projects.