Tell Washington DC what enthuses you or worries you abour recent trends in art-science-technology practice


For a number of weeks we have been calling for your ideas of what new emerging trends are occuring

in the art science technology community of practice ( 500 words and a few links on what you are obsessed

or worried about that has been  a growing trend over the past five years: submit via or via the YASMIN discussion list: 
We will be presenting and discussing these findings at a working group meeting at the US National Academy of Science)- details below

( by invitation only- details below) but if you recognise a name among the attendees listed below please do contact them and send

them your thoughts ! we are then also presenting and discussing the results  at an open panel meeting as the US College Art Association meeting in  Washington, DC at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Wednesday, February 3 through Saturday, February 6. – Open to conference attendees.


Roger Malina


Here are the details of the working group meeting


SEAD gathering at National Academies
A SEAD Working Group meeting will be held at the National Academies in Washington DC, on February 2, 2016.
Participants will review and share emerging trends and issues since the NSF/NEA/NEH/Smithsonian hosted
workshops that led to the Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD) report, published this year as
“Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation”
(MIT Press, 2015).

Emerging Trends and Issues
We are consulting with members of the SEAD network to identify emerging topics, trends, gaps and issues that have been growing in importance during the last five years. This update to the SEAD report will open the agenda for the Working Group meeting.

Emerging Actors and Stakeholders
• We will also note the emergence of new actors and stakeholders and their initiatives, including theNAKFI Futures Conference in November 2015 convening communities from the US National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.

• In 2015 the European Commission issued its ICT-Arts CONNECT report, launching the STARTS program for funding work in Science, Technology, and the Arts as part of the Europe 2020 program.

• Also in 2015, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) will hold a conference on the“Third Space,” addressing transdisciplinary exemplars that integrate arts and/or design practices with work and research across other disciplines.

The Innovation Collaborative has been arranging collaborations between professional educator organizations, including the National Science Teachers Association, the National Art Education Association, and the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

As a complement to this encouraging set of initiatives, we are inviting constituent actors and stakeholders to participate in the Working Group meeting and help us map currently emerging trends, issues, and gaps. We will ask participants in the Working Group meeting to share a summary of recent and forward-reaching ideas in their areas. In addition, we are seeking topics for discussion to gauge what is looking promising for the SEAD community of collaborators and what may be presenting challenges.

SEAD organizers
Carol Strohecker, SEAD network and RISD
Roger Malina, SEAD network and UT Dallas
Robert Thill, SEAD network and The Cooper Union
Carol LaFayette, SEAD network and Texas A&M

Confirmed Participants
Laurie Baefsky, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
David Beacom, National Science Teachers Association
Alphonse DeSena, National Science Foundation
Greg Dunn, Neuroscientist, Greg Dunn Design
Nettrice Gaskins, Boston Art Academy
Luis-Miguel Girao, Science Technology Arts, EU (STARTS)
Dan Goods, National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA)
Wendy Hancock, Association of Science-Technology Centers
Margaret Honey, New York Hall of Science
Benjamin Knapp, Virginia Tech
Kathi R. Levin, National Art Education Association
Marina McDougall, Exploratorium
Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan
Bill O’Brien, National Endowment for the Arts
Lucinda Presley, Institute where Creativity Empowers Education Success
Nagesh Rao, Small Business Administration
Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth
Robert Root-Bernstein, Michigan State
Tom Rudin, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Brian K. Smith, Drexel
JD Talasek, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences
Rieko Yajima, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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