Griot Sayansi

English

Collaboration, Literature, and Science

Griot Sayansi is a gateway for interdisciplinary, intercultural and interpersonal exchange using the Spoken Word Poetic expression. Its aim is to:
Bridge gaps, and explore connections between science, culture, art, and the human experience.
Provide a creative outlet for the community to explore new and meaningful networks.
Promote collaborations between peoples of different cultures, backgrounds and disciplines.
Emphasize the value of life at the center of all discussion.

The intro and outro is composed of a Jamm of sounds from:
Putorino Tane played by Darren Robert Terama Ward
African Drums Played by Jude Papaloko Thegenus
Meteor Shower and Nanotube Data soundscape by Ian Clothier
Male Poet Voice – Rainier Bravo
Female Poet Voice – Ayen Kuol
Applause – Beat street Poetry Live at the Balcony Club Dallas
Producer – Ayen Kuol

Episodes

Episode 6 Part 1: Our Beginnings: Science Poetry with Nomi Stone

Recorded on 2020-07-02

Immerse yourself into the journey of a poet and scientist in discovering the joy of Poetry, Science and Poetic science. “What would it be like to be a field worker of the Natural World and the sciences?”  Nomi Stone, Anthropologist, Poet, designer, and teacher of the undergraduate course, Ways of Knowing: Science and Poetry, challenges […]

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Episode 6 Part 2: Of Science Knowledge, Power and Poetry

Recorded on 2020-07-02

Join Nomi Stone and Ayen Kuol in discussing the relationships between Knowledge and Power, Science and culture. Contemplate on why we as a society value what we value, and what is truth. Reflect on your poetic vision of the world around you.

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Episode 6 Part 3: Of the Class Ways of Knowing: Science and Poetry

Recorded on 2020-07-02

Get insight into the, fun, wonderful, explorative, walk in the rain kind of romantic – interdisciplinary class designed and taught by Nomi stone: Ways of Knowing Science and Poetry. Learn of the various processes and experiences that science and Poets have in fusing the arts and sciences.

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Episode 5: Carbon Nanotube Entangled Soundscape

Recorded on 2020-06-01

Get entranced by the digital soundscape created by an entanglement of the sounds of elements, cultures, and data from carbon Nanotube Scanning Electron Images. Produced by Ian Clothier, this soundscape features the sounds: -A traditional New Zealand Putorino tane played by Darren Robert Terama Ward -Fire By Dynamicell -Carbon Nanotube SEM -Haley’s comet -Comet Swan […]

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Episode 4: Tangled across the Fractals: A poetic study of Carbon Nanotubes

Recorded on 2020-04-01

Dive into a 3 part poetic landscape that both investigates and celebrates the growth and entanglement of carbon nanotubes. A result of the collaboration between Artist, Poets and scientist. Poems featured are : ‘I remember’- By Blake Bathman, featuring video installation by Kylee Hong ‘Entangled Dance’- By Ayen Kuol C is for Carbon – by […]

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Episode 3 Part 1: Messiness of Collaboration: The artist, the scientist and the poet

Recorded on 2020-03-01

The very notion of a collaboration tends to get sidelined. Rarely are lessons given on ‘how to collaborate’. Yet Collaborations, especially the interdisciplinary kind, remain one of the most challenging ways of working. Get insight into the collaborative process of an interdisciplinary study of Carbon Nanotubes Entanglement- with Ayen Kuol as the artist, Blake Bathman […]

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Episode 3 Part 2: Messiness of Collaboration: The artist, the scientist and the poet

Recorded on 2020-03-01

The very notion of a collaboration tends to get sidelined. Rarely are lessons given on ‘how to collaborate’. Yet Collaborations, especially the interdisciplinary kind, remain one of the most challenging ways of working. Get insight into the collaborative process of an interdisciplinary study of Carbon Nanotubes Entanglement- with Ayen Kuol as the artist, Blake Bathman […]

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Episode 2: Is Culture Technology?

Recorded on 2020-02-01

Join Ayen Kuol and Josef Velten as they reflect on examples in human history, and ponder the question, “Is Culture a Technology?” Can culture be designed? This podcast is intended to incite deeper thinking on the subject.

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Episode 1 Part 1: Concerning the Ethics of Science

Recorded on 2020-01-01

Are we as scientists understanding the bigger picture of our roles as scientist in our modern world? Are we aware of the full spectrum of our power and implications our work has on the world? Join Josef Velten and Ayen Deng as they discuss their scientific experiences.

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