Experimental Publi-shing and Curate-ing (EXPUCU) OCTOPUS

 Experimental Publi-shing and Curate-ing (EXPUCU)     OCTOPUS Exciting new publishing experiment by ALEXANDRA FREEMAN https://octopus-hypothesis.netlify.com/ “What would science look like if we started again? The idea of Octopus is to create a single place for all scientific research to be published… freely open to all to read and language agnostic. Instead of publishing ‘papers’, the unit …

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Is Science in Trouble ?

A call to scholars of all types to help redesign science itself: How to make the in-human sciences humanistic. Roger Malina Aug 11 2019: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3399-3865 When I arrived at UT Dallas, Dennis Kratz infected me with the idea of ‘hard humanities’; how do we take all the knowledge from the arts, humanities and design, and …

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INVITATION:Tale of Thirty Thinking Systems: Art Science Education at US National Academy of Science

Colleagues If you are attending the US National Academy of Science Convening on April 12 http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/bhew/branches/ on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM in Higher Education We invite you to discuss, critique and collaborate with us on our TOTTS initiative The initiative for teaching and learning art and science in the way that brains …

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Incentivising Transdisciplinary Individuals and Teams: Donate to the Marjorie Duckworth Fund as a nudge

Colleagues Our community of practice, or networks of villages face a number of obstacles to crossing the arts, sciences and technologies. Among these are the ways that most institutions are organised around “Disciplines” or narrow “Professions”. Ranging from physics to marketing to everything in between. I hate to tell you but the earth’s ecology does …

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Open call for Village Idiots: Dallas Leo50 Birthday Party Slam Fri Oct 19 2018

Open call for Village Idiots at the Leonardo Slam at UTDallas ATEC Friday Oct 19 2018. HELP US REDEFINE THE CRUCIAL ROLE THAT CAN BE PLAYED BY SO CALLED VILLAGE IDIOTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES. In the art science technology our pioneers were often treated as ‘idiots’ or not confirming to the social norms of …

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PLEASE REDISTURB CREATIVE DISTURBANCE

REDISTURB CREATIVE DISTURBANCE synonyms: disarrange, muddle, rearrange, disorganize, disorder, mix up,  We are pleased to note that we now have podcasts in 14 different languages on the Creative Disturbance podcast platform- and over 100,000 downloads of podcasts https://creativedisturbance.org/disturbances/ The Creative Disturbance team is starting a project REDISTURB to redesign the creative disturbance project- we look for your ideas, critiques and …

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Yeah Jasia Reichardt you were right 50 years ago ! Announcing a major conference

Colleagues It is with immense pleasure that I bring to your attention the first major art science symposium at the US National Academy of Science, with support from Leonardo/ISAST on our 50th anniversary year ! Revisiting Cybernetics Serendipity: Creativity and Collaboration AND the opening talk will be by Marcia McNutt, President of the US National …

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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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