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Tenth International IAWIS/AIERTI Conference
and Twenty-First Annual Scottish Word and Image Group Conference

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Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image

University of Dundee, Scotland
11-15 August 2014

"For the harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty... The waves of the sea, the little ripples on the shore, the sweeping curve of the sandy bay between the headlands, the outline of the hills, the shape of the clouds, all these are so many riddles of form, so many problems of morphology." (D'Arcy Thompson, On Growth and Form, 1917)

"At the great drama of evolution the naturalist is but the awakening spectator... Science is not in books… From bookshelves we have to gather the results of the science, and apply them practically in the actual garden… Here then is the goal of our biological education, not memory knowledge, but power… We shall learn together how to bring science into our life, and life into our science." (Patrick Geddes, Inaugural Lecture at Dundee, 1888)

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The conference is kindly sponsored by Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau and Dundee City Development

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