See you in Durban: Towards an Inventory of Good Practices for Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Colleagues In Manizales, Mauricio Meija, Andres Roldan and I chaired a panel and workshop on training methods for transdisciplinary collaboration. I attach the current draft for comment. During the panel I was accused of being a ‘positivist’ for implying that there might be a ‘best’ practice – this was a mistake as clearly there are …

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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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SO WHAT IS STEM TO STEAM ANYWAY ? DISRUPTIVE NEW IDEAS OR VAPOR-WARE to GET FUNDING ?

Colleagues As you know there is an international discussion on “stem to steam” concepts and approaches for new art/sci/tech teaching and research methods.  There is much debate and discussion on whether the ideas behind STEM to STEAM are new in anyway, or whether the phrase is a repacking of current work in a way to …

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See you in Denton, Texas Oct 6 for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous

Dear Colleagues, Please join us for the upcoming LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) at University of North Texas on October 6, 2016! EVENT Bonding with Bots | The Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Light refreshments. DATE Thursday, October 6, 2016 TIME 5:30P – 7:30P — 5:30 PM Mix …

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Slow Innovation..CONEXIONES IMPROBABLES ..art.science.creativity.innovation,entrpreneurs,jobs and ??

Colleagues After the relaunch of ARTSCATALYST in new facilities in London …http://www.artscatalyst.org/ , here comes a relaunch of  CONEXIONES IMPROBABLES in Spain…it is fascinating to see the evolving ideas and methods in the art science tech community and the proliferation of new hybrid spaces. The ecology of diverse spaces, boundary spaces, with socially embedded approaches is …

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Art/Science under the Oceans- call for examples of art science projects

Colleagues In our current ‘snapshot’ update of the SEAD study ( http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/NSF_SEAD Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation: ) one of the areas that we noted was the growth of the number of marine biology stations hosting artists in residence= one artist who just completed a residency at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San …

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Leonardo Thinks: Data Seams and Data Dramatisation

Colleagues Angus Forbes has just published this editorial in Leonardo Journal- there is an interesting grown in research and practice that looks at data vizualisation in a larger context of what is sometimes called data dramatisation- there are new jobs for data curators and data architects emerging ! roger malina   Data Seams: Curating Conversations …

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The Graduate School mess in Art and Design and….. in Art Science and Technology..and in Life in General ?

Colleagues The great news is that our art science community is growing by leaps and bounds, the bad news is interdisciplinary practice is difficult- and there are few best practices yet established !! As part of helping to understand the mess  we launched Ken Friedman and Jack Ox, Guest Editors In 2017 Leonardo will celebrate …

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CALL FOR SNAP SHOT UPDATE ON WHATS HAPPENING IN KEY PROCESSES FOR SUCCESSFUL ART-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION

Colleagues CALL FOR SNAP SHOT UPDATE ON WHATS HAPPENING IN KEY PROCESSES FOR SUCCESSFUL ART-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION what issues/problems that have increased in the last five years ?- we still solicit your thoughts that will be folded into the update of the SEAD report ( http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/NSF_SEAD ) in February 2016We thought we would seed this discussion …

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

Colleagues 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 …

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