In Praise of Hybrids and Amphibians and Nomads
I am looking forward, with much pleasure, to my trip this week to Valencia, Spain to be awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa in Art and Science on Thursday ! With much thanks in particular María José Martínez de Pisón, Guillermo Muñoz, Salomé Cuesta and José María Yturralde and their colleagues who nominated me and to the Universitat Politècnica de València for awarding it !
Leonardo Journal ,founded by my father Frank Malina, is approaching its 50th anniversary ! Founded in 1966, I remember my father complaining at the time that the Paris art world’s attitudes included: “If you have to plug it in, it can’t be art’, or the art critics: ” artists should just paint, they should not write, they have nothing to say”. Well in 50 years things have changed a bit. Leonardo Journals and Books has published over 15,000 art/science/technology ‘hybrids’ and “amphibians”, artists who are appropriating science and technology when it is pertinent, and scientists and engineers work with artists to create our new digital arts, biological and genetic arts but also working on climate change, ecology and sustainable development. And this in an international context; the founders of Leonardo, survivors of WWII, had a shared commitment to developing science and art internationally as part of creating a saner world.
(check out our new art science technology aggregator arteca.mit.edu for some of the literature and for a description of our plans see my blog post : ).
Universities are thriving with art and technology and art and science programs; and the business world and funding agencies are supporting work that link art/sci/technology work to societal needs and well being. Our National Academies are trying to understand how to support such work, and develop the evidence of its importance today. C.P. Snow is chuckling.
Often these individuals have worked at personal professional risk, as all pioneers in new fields and in interdisciplinary practice do. People have banded together to create safe places to house and promote such work; the list is large from V2 in Holland, to Ars Electronica in Austria , SAT in Canada, ANAT and Symbiotica in Australia, Arts Catalyst in London, Shrishti in Bangalore, CAVS at MIT , Laboratorio de Luz in Valencia to name but a few I apologise to my colleagues for not being exhaustive, so much of our work has been in collaboration and partnerships. Now we see new emerging hives of activity in Columbia, South America, Africa, St Petersburg, Singapore, Shanghai…. Leonardo, through its pioneers and pathbreakers project we have been acknowledging their work ( http://www.olats.org/pionniers/pionniers.php and http://www.leonardo.info/isast/journal/calls/pioneers.html ) Many of the pioneers working in the 60s and 70s are very much still active. It has been a pleasure working with colleagues such as Roy Ascott, Frieder Nake, Judy Malloy, Herbert Franke, Liliane Lijn, Frank Popper to name but a few, and my close friends and collaborators including Pam Grant Ryan, Annick Bureaud, Bronac Ferran and the Leonardo editors in chief Sheila Pinkel, Sean Cubitt, Michael Punt, Nick Collins, Lanfranco Aceti. And in recent years we have enjoyed making trouble through the SEAD network led by Carol Lafayette, Carol Strohecker, Robert Thill, Nicola Triscott and so many more,
The art/science/technology movement is part of a larger growing development that promotes inter, multi and transdisciplinary practices. Julie Klein in her recent book Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures: A Model for Strength and Sustainability maps the history and current developments. I always like to joke that ‘interdisciplinarity is not a discipline’ and Klein emphasies the varieties of methods and institutional contexts that are emerging. We of course need disciplines; I myself was trained as a physicist and worked long nights in astrophysics as a young researcher. Yes we need deep disciplinary experts, but we also need people who continuously cross boundaries and create new fields; I myself favor a field of fields ( or network of network) metaphor rather than the tree of knowledge ( as trees grow the branches grow apart). The art/science/technology movement is full of hybrids and amphibians, and nomads both geographically and across disciplines either at different points of their lives or simultaneously. Hybrids, amphibians and nomads are often socially fragile; it is the settlers who occupy the institutions, make the rules and write the history books ! Fortunately the art/science/technology movement has now reached a critical mass and has its own historians and scholars from Linda Henderson, Patrick McCray, Eddie Shanken, Erkki Huhtamo, Katherine Hayles, David Carrier just to name a few.
I myself have been able to be nomadic both professionally and geographically, and now enjoy being an amphibian as a Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. Thanks to the generosity of the O’Donnell family, and the visionary leadership of former UTD President David Daniel, I work in the new School of Art Technology and Emerging Communication under our first Dean Anne Balsamo. In the new ArtSciLab, with Prof Cassini Nazir, we are carrying out art-science projects, also involving experimental publishing, and we are working to support and encourage and train the new generation of art-science-technology hybrids. And I am particularly pleased to thank Tom Linehan, founder of ATEC at UTD, who lured me to my new career.
So I look forward to being in Valencia and meeting friends and colleagues. I apologise for only mentioning a few of the people and institutions that have been instrumental in developing the community of practice that Leonardo has been part of for 50 years; by its very ethic and practice a collaborative and mutually supportive one.
And it with particular pleasure that I will meet again José María Yturralde as he presents a Laudatio, an exemplar hybrid, amphibian and nomad !
Here is the annoucement
We are delighted to announce that the Technical University of Valencia approved the appointment of Dr. Roger Malina as Doctor Honoris Causa, the act will take place on September 8 at 12:00, with “Laudatio” by Dr. José María Yturralde; we wanted thank all guarantees received supporting his candidacy, this does not it would have been possible without your help. You can follow the act academic, streaming, at the following link: http://www.upv.es/endirecto/PR Since the capacity of the auditorium is limited we have asked Roger hold a meeting with a more informal in space Cultural Pluton.cc (c / in Plom 5 Bajo Izq | 46001 | Valencia + info.: http://www.pluton.cc ), which is why we invite you to attend Pluton.cc, Sept. 8, at 20:00,
to talk in a more relaxed way with Roger on the relationship Art-Science . Regards!!! Maria Jose Martinez de Pison Guillermo Muñoz Salomé Cuesta
Free Gift access to ARTECA to Leonardo Authors, Peer Reviewer and Editorial Board members:
We are pleased to announce that the first phase of ARTECA is now open. ARTECA will become a comprehensive aggregator of key publications in the art science and technology field of fields; secondly a platform supporting the micro-communities that constitute the art-science-technology constellation of creative and scholarly collaborative practices.
As an experiment, we are giving free access to ARTECA to all Leonardo Authors ( Books and Journals), Peer Reviewers and Editorial Board members. Through their contributions, the content, quality and pertinence of Leonardo now make it the second ranked art journal in google scholar. The platform will function with a hybrid open access ( for the contributing community) and with a pay wall for access to those at universities, art schools, design school, corporate R a D labs, non-profit groups via organisational subscriptions. We are giving trial free access to all those who contribute to the content, quality and pertince of Leonardo.
ARTECA is, first, a digital library you can have free access to: it aggregates already several hundred books and thousands of journal articles published by MIT Press , in the art/science/technology; you can make free use of for your own research activities. The Journals, as a start, include the Computer Music Journal, Leonardo Music Journal and Leonardo. The Book series include Game Studies, Leonardo Book Series, Platform Studies. Software Studies and Technologies of Lived Abstraction. Additional ebooks and journal articles are being added on a regular basis.
Second, we are starting a process of archiving and publishing in ARTECA so called ‘grey literature’ such as videos, podcasts, exhibition catalogues, web sites and other essential resources that are archivally unstable with difficult citations, and were never peer reviewed or published through a publisher. The aim is to archive these key ressources in grey literature on ARTECA for the coming decades.
Finally over the coming years we will be working with the art/science/technology community to develop other professional services, through the development of gift and exchange mechanisms with the micro-communities of practice whose work is championed through ARTECA.
If you have published a Leonardo Book, or contributed a chapter to a Leonardo Book, or have published as an author, or co-author, in any Leonardo publication we are happy to offer free access. Similarly this is available to peer reviewers and editorial board members. Please send an email to Roger Malina: email@example.com
Pleased to bring to your attention our call for podcasts and memoirs from artsciencetechnology pioneers in popular culture. Guest Editor Poe Johnson coins the phrase ‘dark culture’ by analogy to ‘dark matter’ in astronomy. Astronomers now realise that all telescopes built in human history are blind to 95% of the matter in the universe, which unfortunately doesnt emit light; similarly our cultural telescopes ignore the most important developments in the way that science and technology are appropriated and redirected in popular culture and all the social and technical innovations driven by popular culture.
NEW CALL: NARRATIVES IN DARK CULTURE
GUEST EDITOR: POE JOHNSON
The Leonardo Pioneers and Pathbreakers Project, in anticipation of Leonardo journal’s 50th anniversary, seeks papers dealing with the history of developments in the arts, sciences and technology and the art-science movements.
The aim of the project is to establish reliable, selected online documentation by twentieth-century artists, scholars and institution builders whose works and ideas have been influential in the development of technological art and art-science movements.
In our always-ongoing attempt to enlarge the historical terrain within the development of the encounter between the arts, sciences, and technology, during its 50th anniversary, Leonardo/ISAST is proud to announce the formation of a new memoirs series: Narratives in Dark Culture.
We invent the term “dark culture” by analogy to the concept of “dark matter” in astronomy. Astronomers have realized that most of the universe does not emit light of any kind and alternative methods must be used to understand the full content of the universe. Similarly, we have found that the Pioneers and Pathbreakers project favored the work of those associated within universities and technological industries, with their attendant issues regarding a lack of racial and gender diversity, while the work of artists and thinkers in popular culture fields have largely been ignored.
With this project, we aim to publish memoirs and podcasts featuring artists, writers, theorists and other content creators who used genres of popular culture to depict the interaction of science, identity and technology within artistic mediums. In particular, we invite artists and thinkers of color from a wide range of cultural, regional and gendered backgrounds to share their experiences on working as a minority within popular cultural realms.
Since its founding in 1966, and the publication of the first issue in January 1968, Leonardo has accompanied and championed the work of the pioneers who were just beginning to use computers and other emerging technologies for artistic purposes. This project creates an opportunity for Leonardo journal, as well as the artists, writers and thinkers themselves, to begin authoring a new history on the relationship between art, science and technology.
For the Leonardo Pioneers and Pathbreakers Project seehttp://www.olats.org/pionniers/pionniers.php.
For the Pioneers and Pathbreakers Call for Papers seehttp://www.leonardo.info/isast/journal/calls/pioneers.html.
We are interested in topics including, but not limited to, the following:
Memoirs by artists (of all methodologies and genres), writers and theorists working within popular culture genres (science fiction, popular music, graphic narratives, etc.)
Texts must be written by the artist, in English, and cover an extended body of work. Length may be up to 2,500 words, including 8 illustrations.
Memoirs by curators who organized art exhibitions highlighting technological artworks that represent underrepresented groups.
Memoirs by pioneering collectors who were early supporters of technological artists in popular culture.
We are happy to record short podcasts over the phone or Internet with pioneers for publication on the Creative Disturbance podcast platform.
Readers of Leonardo are asked to encourage their colleagues to submit such memoirs, which will be invaluable primary documents for historians and scholars in the future.
Interested authors should contact Poe Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibilities and submit manuscript proposals or completed manuscripts to the Leonardo Editorial Office at email@example.com.
Memoirs and articles by pioneers recently published in Leonardo include:
A. Michael Noll: “Howard Wise Gallery Show of Digital Art and Patterns (1965): 50th Anniversary Memoir” (2015)
Jim Pallas: “Century of Light Shines for Twenty-Five Years” (2015)
Trudy Myrrh Reagan: “Ylem Rode the Wave, 1981-1986: A Bay Area member organization that served artists using science and technology until 2009” (2015)
Edmond Couchot: “Digital art: From 60’ to 80’: Point of view of an observactor” (2015)
Podcasts published on the Pioneers Pathbreakers Channel of Creative Disturbance include: http://creativedisturbance.org/channel/pioneers-and-pathbreakers/
Judy Malloy and Roger Malina: “Pioneer Judy Malloy Thinks Aloud about Her Role in the Birth of Electronic Literature”
Pamela Grant-Ryan and Roger Malina: “Re-thinking the Leonardo Journal” (2015, English)
Pierre-Alain Hubert and Roger Malina: “Artiste Pyrotechnicien P A Hubert discute ses feux d’artifice et musique dans les espaces urbains” (2015, French)
Neil Rolnick and Roger Malina: “Neil Rolnick Remembers IRCAM, iEar and Early Days in Art/Technology” (2015, English)
Dan Sandin and Roger Malina: “Pioneer Dan Sandin 40 Year Look Back at the Analog to Digital, and Video Revolutions” (2015, English)
Edmond Couchot and Roger Malina: “Contre le Post-Humanisme et Vers la Co-evolution de Forms de Vies Numerique et Organique” (2015, French)
Jacques Mandelbrojt and Roger Malina: “Jacques Mandelbrojt se rappelle à voix haute” (2015, French)
Sean B. Carroll and Charissa Terranova: “Overlaps in Practices Between Humanists and Scientists” (2015, English)
Tobias C. Van Veen and Ytasha Womack: “Other Planes 01: Ytasha Womack, Author, Filmmaker & Innovator” (2016, English)
Tobias C. Van Veen and John Jennings: “Other Planes 02: John Jennings, Graphic Novelist and Professor” (2016, English)
Roger Malina and Sandy Stone: “Sound’s Path to Academia” (2016, English)
We are pleased to present a new podcast from our Turkish Creative Disturbance Channel Hosted by Altuğ Akın, H. Cenk Dereli and Sarphan Uzunoğlu
Conversations with creators of stimulating works from Turkey’s fields of culture, technology and art. The key words are creativity, possibilities and Turkey.
We have been in touch with our Turkish colleagues and they are doing ok given the turmoil in their country
The new podcast is with Co Producer Cenk and Evren Uzer
creative disturbance from turkey: social and subconstructive design, community participation and risk mitigation, sociograms and viral ontologies, cultural heritage and fashion, earthquakes, and collaborative crafts…in turkish
The guest is Evren Uzer
Designer, Urban Planner
Evren is an urban planner and designer working on civic engagement and critical heritage, disaster risk mitigation, participatory housing and interventions in the public space. She has a PhD and BSc in urban and regional planning, and an MSc in urban design, from Istanbul Technical University. Her PhD thesis was on risk mitigation for urban cultural heritage. Evren joins Parsons from Gothenburg University, where she was a postdoctoral research fellow since 2013 in the School of Design and Crafts. Her postdoctoral research at Gothenburg is called “Urban heritage at risk: artistic and activist interventions in heritage issues.” She has taught at Pratt Institute, and her prior teaching also includes lecturer at ITU’s Housing and Earthquake MSc program, senior lecturer at Auckland Technical University, and workshop lecturer at Bergen School of Architecture in Norway. Evren is sole or co-author of two dozen writings, including articles, chapters, monographs, and conference papers on topics ranging from urban design, public space design, green intervention, disaster mitigation, and housing systems. She is also co-founder (2004) and partner of roomservices, an artistic research collaboration for practice-based and experimental design projects, dealing with issues such as DIY urbanism, artistic research, social and entrepreneurial enablement and art practice. Through roomservices, Evren and her partner research and experiment with social and subconstructive design, community participation and risk mitigation, sociograms and viral ontologies, cultural heritage and fashion, earthquakes, and collaborative crafts.
Unfortunately the news is more worrying from our creative disturbance colleagues in South Sudan. we live in difficult times
The SEAD network, http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/about/index.html , is currently compiling a list of EXEMPLARS in art-science or STEAM research and education practice. We welcome nominations..all the way from individual to groups, in academic or civil society or industry – whose work is an exemplar of the new kinds of transdisciplinary art science practices that have developed over the last 30 years
To nominate a person or a group ( please dont nominate yourself !) just send to firstname.lastname@example.org ;
a) Name of individual or Group
b) URL if possible
And then a few sentences explaining why you think this work is EXEMPLAR
a) The Studio At NASA JPL under the leadership of Artist Designer Dan Goods
c) The Studio at JPL, founded and under the direction of artist Dan Goods. has a sustained practice over more than a decade
that contributes by a) contributing to innovation design methodologies at JPL b) Creating artworks that are compelling artistic experiences
c) Developing new ways for scientific institutions to engage with a diverse variety of publics.
We are interested in nominations across the whole range and variety of practices ( eg patents filed by artists, public performances that develop innovative ways of science communication and public engagement, teams that result in scientific discoveries as well as compelling art works, innovative artistic representation of big or complex data, innovative STEAM curricula or courses at K-12, higher education or continuing education etc etc
We are curating an exhibition of a selection of these exemplars and will share the list of nominees.
I am delighted to forward this from Leonardo Editorial Board member Felipe Londono, Rector of the University of Caldas. Leonardo will be organising activities there as part of our Leonardo 50th anniversary
In a previous post, I announced the panel on training for transdisciplinary collaboration that mauricio Mejias , Andres Roldan and I are coordinating:
Dear Roger and Leonardo Editorial Board member.
The Universidad de Caldas (Colombia) is hosting next year ISEA2017. We invite scientists, artists, designers, and professionals to debate issues of design and creation. The official language of the event is English; submissions must be written in English. Authors will have the opportunity to give their oral presentations in Spanish; those presentations will be live translated to English for the audience.
Hope to see many of you in Manizales next June!
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Call for Papers and Participation
BIO-CREATION AND PEACE
23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art
XVI International Image Festival
June 11-18, 2017
Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media.
ISEA2017 invites participants to reflect on the contributions that art, design, and technology provide as alternatives for social development based on respect for natural biodiversity and having pacific coexistence of the communities. ISEA2017 welcomes submissions in three broad categories: academic (papers, posters, panels, and roundtables), creative (artworks, installations, performances, and design cases) and learning (residence, workshops, tutorials, artist or designer talks, and institutional presentations).
Bio-creation and data
Data is becoming pervasive in our daily lives. Scientists have used data and biological processes to create products and systems, while artists explore the aesthetics of technology, data and biology. How do artists integrate data and biological phenomenon in the creative process? In what ways do designers take advantage of large amounts of data to make decisions that affect sustainability and biodiversity?
Critical perspectives on the use of technology for peace
Technology is a potential tool that supports peace process and conflict resolution. What is the role of art and design in defining the use of technology to support peace and conflict resolution? Are there cultural identity tensions catalyzed by technologies? How can technology promote intercultural dialogues and durable peace?
Media art, landscape and heritage
ISEA2017 will take place in a region in Colombia known as the Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. We invite work that reflects on the conflict between media and heritage. How do artists and designers include heritage in their critical thinking and aesthetic decisions? How could media art help disseminate cultural values around peace? Does media art have the capacity to preserve heritage? Does conservation or cultural transformation generate conflict?
Interdisciplinary platforms for coexistence
Transdisciplinary teams collaborate to generate social and political content and debates. Artists, designers and scientists have tried to work together and get citizens involved with interactive technologies and media. Are these platforms showing paths for social coexistence? How transdisciplinary collaborations can generate social benefits? How can biological process be used as a source of inspiration and the generation of social possibilities for living in peace?
The cultural dimensions of bio-creation and peace
In recent times, pockets of peace across our planet have emerged and Colombia is one example. Does the idea of peace have a larger role to play than simply resolving conflict? In what ways could indigenous awareness contribute to our understanding of peace? What bridges in thought and action are needed to achieve global peace across cultural and transdisciplinary boundaries? Is bio-creation in conflict with, or in accord with, indigenous awareness of living organisms?
Design, Art, Science, and Technology
This subtheme is to open up participation for other authors that want to submit works to ISEA2017 and include a broad interdisciplinary discussion and showcase about interrelations among design, art, science and technology.
We invite scientists, artists, designers, and professionals to debate issues of design and creation. The official language of the event is English; submissions must be written in English. Authors will have the opportunity to give their oral presentations in Spanish; those presentations will be live translated to English for the audience.
Papers are completed or ongoing research works with clear contributions (4-8 pages). Papers will have 20-minutes oral presentations with 5 minutes for questions and answers.
Posters are novel research ideas or exploratory work (proposal in 2 pages). Accepted posters proposals will be invited to submit poster with template provided.
Panels are moderator-led groups of 3–5 experts answering moderator and audience questions on a particular topic (proposal in 3 pages). Panels will have 1.5 hours of presentation and discussion.
Roundtables are moderator-led discussions on a particular topic with participation of the audience (proposal in 3 pages). Roundtables will have 1.5 hours of presentation and discussion.
Paper, poster, panel and roundtable proposals will be peer reviewed using double blind review.
Artistic works are productions of artists, designers, and/or scientists that include electronic sound art, audio-visual digital art, exhibitions, performances, installations, media art. Authors should select one category within: (a) soundscapes, (b) exhibitions, installations and performances, (c) media art, and (d) cinema -and- digital.
Design cases are practice experiences that report and discuss design artifacts or systems, methods, tools in design projects for commercial, nonprofit, or governmental clients (4-8 pages). Design and creation professional are encouraged to submit their experiences.
Creative proposals will be peer reviewed. Please submit a 2-4 page proposal in English including title, author bios and affiliations, 200 word (max) abstract (ready for diffusion), general project/work description, link to a video or demo website, and required equipment (technical rider).
We encourage submissions that use the open and public space; we recommend these three spaces in the city: Plaza de Bolívar, El Cable, Recinto del Pensamiento in the city. Authors can propose other spaces.
Artistic works and design cases proposals will be peer reviewed using single blind review.
The Residence Design + Creation is a fellowship for a research and development project in the area of interactive creation during one month at the Universidad de Caldas in Manizales. The grantee will interact with other researchers and graduate students in design and creation to collaborate and exchange ideas. The result of the project will be showcased in ISEA2017.
Workshops are half or full day interactive presentations that lead the audience to concrete outcomes.
Tutorials are half or full day interactive presentations that explain or train the audience in a method, technique or toolkit.
Artist talks or designer talks are short 10-minute presentations or demonstrations that showcase artworks, design artifacts, or works in progress.
Institutional presentations are 20-minute sessions that are intended as opportunities for networking and as a forum for institutions such as museums, NGOs, networks, schools, and companies to introduce themselves to the community.
Workshop and tutorial submissions require a 2-4 page proposal in English that includes title, duration (half or full day), organizer bios and affiliations, 200 word (max) abstract (ready for diffusion), rationale, instructional methods, plan to solicit participation, link to workshop tutorial website, and required equipment (technical rider). Talks and institutional presentation submissions require a 2-4 page proposals.
Residence, workshops, tutorials, artist or designer talks, and institutional presentation proposals will be selected by appropriate chairs and the organizing committee based on their quality and relevance to the Symposium.
Submission system opens: August 30, 2016
Deadline for submission of papers, posters, panels, roundtables, artistic works, design cases, residence, workshop, and tutorials: November 21, 2016
Notification of acceptance for papers, posters, panels, roundtables, artistic works, design cases, residence, workshop, and tutorials: January 30, 2017
Deadline for submission of artist or designer talks and institutional presentations: February 27, 2017
Notification of acceptance for artist or designer talks and institutional presentations: March 20, 2017
Deadline for camera-ready submissions to be included in the proceedings (papers and abstracts of posters, panels, and roundtables): March 20, 2017
Symposium days: June 11-18, 2017
Dr. Felipe C. Londoño, Universidad de Caldas
Symposium deputy director
Dr. G. Mauricio Mejía, Universidad de Caldas
Dr. Julián Jaramillo, Universidad de Caldas
Dr. Andrés Burbano, Universidad de los Andes
Dr. Walter J. Castañeda, Universidad de Caldas
Dr. Sergio Sierra, Universidad de Caldas
Liliana M. Villescas, Universidad de Caldas
Dr. Daniel Ariza, Universidad de Caldas
Indigenous program chairs
Dr. Adriana Gómez, Universidad de Caldas
Nina Czegledy, Ontario College of Art and Design University
The International Image Festival is proud to be the sponsor of ISEA2017
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Felipe C. Londoño, PhD
President Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
Director International Image Festival
we have prepared a call for interest for papers to be presented in our proposed panel for ISEA 2017 Colombia
http://isea2017.isea-international.org/ which will be in Manizales at Caldas University
If you would be interested in presenting a paper email me at email@example.com . or if you know someone
who could speak on this topic please refer them to us
Title: Training Methods for Transdisciplinary Collaboration
SubTitle: Best Practices and Didactics for Team Work
Authors: Mauricio Mejía, Andrés Roldán, and Roger Malina
Collaborative work appears as a need for successful transdisciplinary efforts and communal living among individuals with different expertise. Collaboration frames activities in a scenario of mutual benefits, where each participant contributes with her work to personal and group goals. Collaboration is expected to counter individuality because participants’ peculiarities, strengths, knowledge, and skills may articulate and negotiate to achieve an integrated outcome, which could be more successful and adequate.
However, individuals have limited abilities to exploit the personal and collective benefits of collaboration. Formal or informal training methods need to be refined and tested to enhance transdisciplinary work. In the Manizales Mutualism Project we as collaborators are exploring training methods for transdisciplinary collaboration. We are looking for multiple perspectives of training methods, but we are particularly interested in inspiration from the natural environment. Training methods, and pedagogics, exist for team management training and team building in other fields such as medicine or industry; we are interested in the specifics for transdisciplinary training on creative projects that bridge the design, arts, and humanities with science and engineering.
In nature, some animals and plants master interspecies communal living in some biological relationships and collaborative work. In mutualism, for instance, individuals from different species live together and benefit from a relationship based on strategic alliances. There should be much to learn from the mutualism as replicable strategy in human transdisciplinary collaboration, including training methods.
We propose an ISEA panel where experienced transdisciplinary collaborators present their collaboration methodologies. A half day working group meeting would also be held with interested participants. An annotated critical bibliography of collaboration references would be published as well as a report from the ISEA panel and working group meeting.
Título: Métodos de Entrenamiento para la Colaboración Transdisciplinaria
SubTítulo: Buenas Prácticas y Didácticas para el Trabajo en Equipo
Autores: Mauricio Mejía, Andrés Roldán y Roger Malina
El trabajo colaborativo surge como una necesidad para el éxito de los esfuerzos transdisciplinarios y la convivencia entre personas con diferentes conocimientos. La colaboración se enmarca en actividades dentro de un escenario de mutuo beneficio, donde cada participante contribuye con su trabajo para la obtención de los objetivos personales y los del grupo. Se espera que la colaboración contrarreste la individualidad por que las peculiaridades, fortalezas, conocimientos y habilidades de los participantes pueden articular y negociar para lograr un resultado integral, que podría ser más exitoso y adecuado.
Sin embargo, los individuos tienen una capacidad limitada para explotar los beneficios personales y colectivos de la colaboración. Los métodos formales e informales de entrenamiento necesitan ser refinados y probados para mejorar el trabajo transdisciplinario. Como colaboradores del proyecto Mutualismo Manizales exploramos métodos de entrenamiento para la colaboración transdisciplinaria. Estamos en busca de múltiples perspectivas de los métodos de entrenamiento, pero nos interesa particularmente el entorno natural como inspiración. Existen métodos de entrenamiento y pedagogías para la formación, manejo y formación de equipos en otros campos como la medicina o la industria; nos interesan los detalles específicos de formación transdisciplinaria en proyectos creativos que unen al diseño, las artes y las humanidades con la ciencia y la ingeniería.
En la naturaleza, algunos animales y plantas perfeccionan la convivencia interespecies en algunas relaciones biológicas y de trabajo colaborativo. En el mutualismo, por ejemplo, individuos de diferentes especies conviven y se benefician de una relación basada en alianzas estratégicas. Debe haber mucho por aprender del mutualismo para replicar estrategias de colaboración humana transdisciplinaria, incluyendo métodos de entrenamiento.
Proponemos un panel en ISEA donde los colaboradores transdisciplinarios experimentados presenten sus metodologías de colaboración. Se llevaría a cabo una reunión del grupo de trabajo durante medio día con participantes interesados. Una bibliografía anotada de referencias indispensables en temas de colaboración sería publicada, así como un informe del panel de ISEA y la reunión del grupo de trabajo.
Roger Malina, Mauricio Mejia, Andres Soldan
I am pleased to bring to your attention the top 10 most dowloaded podcasts on Creative Disturbance ..if you would like to publish a podcast contact me at rmalina@alum. mit.edu
We are also pleased to announce that we will soon be moving Creative Disturbance to our new ARTECA art science technology aggregator at MIT
If you would like a free gift exchange account please contact me at email above
Meanwhile here are the links to our ten most popular podcasts:
We are pleased to announce that ARTECA, our new art science technology aggregator is opening August 1 for public access: http://www.arteca.mit.edu
In the first phase we have started aggregating everything MIT Press has published in the art, science, technology area; several hundred books and thousands articles from Computer Music Journal, Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal and the Leonardo Book Series and other MIT Press books. More will be added each month. Your recommendations for material that should be included is solicited.
In Phase 2 we will begin publishing non MIT Press grey literature publications beginning with Leonardo ‘grey literature’ that until now has only been published on our web sites. This will test our methodology for aggregating and archiving key grey literature.
In Phase 3 MIT Press will be bringing in other partners with content such as exhibition catalogues, multimedia presentations, and we will be developing methodologies for ‘post publication peer review” to figure out what grey literature needs archiving. Your ideas are invited !
In Phase 4 we will be working with our community of practice to develop new products and services to build other ways to help and work with professionals in our field.
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Executive Editor, Leonardo Publications