Artists postpone end of the world ,now mobilise to save the planet ?

Ok, we managed to postpone the end of the world

http://malina.diatrope.com/2012/11/24/artists-miss-deadline-end-of-the-world-postponed/

now artists mobilise

to save the earth !

 

We welcome feedback and comments

 

 

 

VITAMIN A:

A MODEST PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE TRACE AMOUNTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART INTO RESEARCH

BY PREPARING STUDENTS IN ART, DESIGN, ENGINEERING, AND SCIENCE

FOR COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE WORK,

WITH THE INTENTION OF SAVING EARTH

 

Coordinator: Meredith Tromble

FULL PAPER:  

 

http://seadnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/tromble_final.pdf
Vitamin A: a modest proposal to introduce trace amounts of contemporary art
into research by preparing students in art, design, engineering, and science for
collaborative creative work, with the intention of saving Earth

 
Abstract

 
Meeting global challenges such as climate change requires cultural, “human-factor” innovation as well as
technological invention [1]. Integrating our knowledge resources in order to respond to the full scope of
the challenges may increase the lifespan of our culture and the tenure of life on Earth. Rather than
advocating for a defined form of knowledge integration, this paper proposes extending the basic toolkit of
creative practitioners so that they can select and adapt the forms of knowledge integration to suit their
problems. The intent is to reduce the conceptual barriers between domains. In particular, contemporary
art’s emphasis on critique, paradox, and poetic thinking has made it an uneasy fit for educational systems
rooted in a rational, modernist world view [2]. These qualities, however, may facilitate the paradigmshifting imaginative leaps required by our most difficult problems. We propose mapping the field of
collaborative research and introducing students to a schema that interrelates their creative areas and
introductory experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration. A flexible coursework structure, designed to
partially fill a “hole” in our educational system, is suggested, as research shows that currently most
collaborations arise through chance and personal relationships [3]. While these factors will continue to be
important in forming collaborations, we recall Louis Pasteur’s famous saying that “chance favors the
prepared mind.” Furthermore, as standard organizational forms, such as school departments, academic
conferences, and even white papers, exert subtle influences channeling thought along familiar paths, to
develop and disseminate the map and coursework guidelines we suggest conceiving as an art event a
cross-disciplinary symposium [4]. In this spirit of formal innovation, we stretch slightly an accepted form of
knowledge transmission—the white paper—augmenting the straightforward narrative with a chorus of
quotes embodying voices from different domains of knowledge (and a bit of humor in our title)

 

FULL PAPER:

http://seadnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/tromble_final.pdf

As part of the NSF SEAD Study on how to enhance collaboration between arts/design/humanities with

science/engineering we are posting final papers  of the 100 white papers received. We solicit comment

and feedback which will be fed back to the authors of the white papers. Send comments to rmalina(at)alum.mit.edu

or post on this blog.

 

The SEAD white papers can be found at

 

http://seadnetwork.wordpress.com/white-paper-abstracts/final-white-papers/

One Comment

  1. All of these circles are connected by means of the narrow Line which extends from the Endless through down and drawn one circle after another until they are all perfected and completed. Through this Line flows the Abundant Light which each and every circle requires.