Hot STEAM research topic: The Re Invention of Public Spaces: Science ,Technology, Architecture, Design and Urban Studies

Colleagues Hot STEAM research topic: The Re Invention of Public Spaces and the Commons:  Science ,Technology, Architecture, Design and Urban Studies…and Neurosciences ! Anastasia  Karandinou brings to our attention another hot topic emerging area of STEAM research. She points to the conference: International Conference ‘Between Data and Senses; Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds’: 23-24 …

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Emerging STEAM research hot topics: art, biology, mhealth and medecine

Colleagues In the previous post I called for discussion of hot topics in research that are part of the stem to steam rationale. I identified the emerging field of multi modal data representation as one such field , faced with the disruptive situation brought about by big data Another area that now has 25 years lineage …

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What are STEAM research hot topics ? ; data representation

Colleagues The STEM to STEAM discussion is active internationally- I thought i would bring up the topic of STEAM approaches that are developing in research areas-the following workshop at the University of Aberdeen is typical of similar approaches in other universities ( see below) In this case their goal is to stimulate collaboration between Univ …

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VERTIGO: advocating the “sensitive” and the “intelligible”, desire and astonishments

Colleagues One of the particular challenges of the STEAM argument is that the art science work crosses many disciplinary boundaries but not always the same ones- inter-disciplinarity is not a discipline and cannot be organised the same waythat a discipline, like physics, is organised. In our SEAD report http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/NSF_SEAD we drew on the network of …

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VIGOR making gravitational waves intimate by swimming in them

Colleagues We have just submitted for publication to HCII2017 conference a first report on our work on gravitational waves in the UTD ArtSciLab – a collaboration between theoretical physicst, animators and artists, and education specialists. The project seeks to develop forms of intuition about gravitational waves and their behaviours. With water waves we have had experience …

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1 million $ awarded to 11 art science projects by NAS Keck Futures

Colleagues Some really good news  (for a change ?) the US National Academies have just awarded a million dollars to 11 projects in art and science. Here is the listing and details Congratulations to the award winners ! Now lets go change the world !! Roger Malina The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative – a …

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Training Methods for Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Manizales, Columbia..call for key resources

Colleagues We are delighted to announce that the panel that Mauricio Mejia, Andres Roldan and I submitted for ISEA Manizales has been accepted for this June 2017. ( see isea http://isea2017.isea-international.org/ ) The title is:  Training Methods for Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Best Practices  and Didactics for Team Work  An annotated critical bibliography of collaboration references will be …

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Pirate Intellectuals Unite: Leonardo Reviews Starts the New Year Fighting

Colleagues Leonardo Reviews is pleased to announce this month’s reviews posting. http://leonardo.info/reviews/reviews2010.php If any of you have published books they would like reviewed, or group exhibitions or events- contact Michael Punt, Editor in Chief of Leonardo Reviews at the web site: http://www.leonardo.info/ldr.php I would mention Gary Hall’s excellent “Pirate Philosophy” reviewed by Rob Harle , …

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Machine Art in the 20th Century: Broeckmann on disruption of human subjectivity

Colleagues First a happy new year , but here is some interesting new thinking from colleague Andreas Broeckmann, who has just published his new book Machine Art in the 20th Century in the Leonardo Book Series. He argues that systems thinking and ecology have brought about a “fundamental shift in the meaning of technology, which has brought …

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UTDallas to be known as a STEAM school: 6 new ATEC faculty positions announced

Colleagues  We have a new university President at University of Texas at Dallas: Richard Benson.  https://www.utdallas.edu/president/ In his state of the university presentation :  XXX “He told the audience that he wants the University to be known as a STEAM school — one that is not only focused on science, technology, engineering and math, but …

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