In this workshop we will explore how Newton transformed the science of images into the science of light rays. While this led to the invention of important and useful technology, like the digital camera, it also set the stage for scientism – the belief that scientific theories are true facts about the world. We will recreate some of Newton’s famous prism experiments in the camera obscura and also consider Goethe’s counter experiments that show that Newton’s theory of colour is not a fact, but one hypothesis among others.

With Dr Troy Vine and Alasdair Gordon

Date Saturday, Sunday, Monday 2pm – 4pm

Price £20. Session size – 10


Alasdair Gordon has been teaching for 30 years in Waldorf and mainstream establishments. He has developed an embedded curriculum for transformative learning based on Goethe’s morphological method. He is currently teaching craft and science at Cotswold Chine School and is a faculty member of the RMT Goethean Science Programme.

 

 Troy Vine completed a PhD in particle physics at University College London before moving to Germany. He is currently doing a PhD in philosophy at Humboldt University of Berlin. He is also an Associate Researcher at the Field Centre and a core faculty member of the RMT Goethean Science Programme.

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