Book Launch: Jill Scott

Event Type: 
talks
Start Date: 
9 Jul 2011
Hours: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Author Jill Scott discusses her book Artist-in-Labs: Networking in the Margins (Springer Wien/New York) which explores how immersive learning expands the exact sciences and demands a more robust level of dialogue from the humanities and the arts. The discussion will include talks by Professor Marille Hahne on documenting trans-disciplinary practice on film and Eyebeam Alum Andrea Polli on mediated environments. RSVP

ARTISTS-IN-LABS: NETWORKING IN THE MARGINS
edited by Jill Scott. (Springer Wien/NewYork)

Author Jill Scott discusses her book Artist-in-Labs: Networking in the Margins (Springer Wien/New York) which explores how immersive learning expands the exact sciences and demands a more robust level of dialogue from the humanities and the arts. The discussion will include talks by Professor Marille Hahne on documenting trans-disciplinary practice on film and Eyebeam Alum Andrea Polli on mediated environments.

ARTISTS-IN-LABS: NETWORKING IN THE MARGINS
edited by Jill Scott. (Springer Wien/NewYork)

This book is the second volume that blurs the boundaries between art and science research. Embodied within the margins of both disciplines lies a responsible attitude, which values citizen science, fantasy, fact, unexpected results and immersive education. This book presents case studies from 2007 to 2009 by 12 artists from the disciplines of sculpture, installation, performance and sound, in collaboration with scientists from the fields of physics, computer technologies, environmental ecology, neuroscience and psychology. While artist have become more involved in ethical and social debates about scientific discovery, scientists have been exposed to the processes and contexts of art. Thus, networking tends to expand the borders of the exact sciences and to cause a more robust level of dialogue from the humanities and the arts. These trans-disciplinary potentials are contextualized by 9 prominent authors, who each shed light on the future implications of such interaction for society. (DVD included)

TRANSDISCOURSE 1: MEDIATED ENVIRONMENTS
edited by Andrea Gleiniger, Angelika Hilbeck and Jill Scott. (Springer Wein/New York)

Mediated Environments is the first project in the new book series called Transdiscourse, from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdk). This series examines the concept that we may need to re-view our future from a transdisciplinary perspective. Currently we 'see' our world through the very conditioned and constructed representations from our mainsteam media and our bodies, environments and urban constructions are also 'mediated' or shifted by these translations and interpretations of social reality. Mediated Environments compares and cross-correlates viewpoints from different disciplines (including environmental science, architecture, art and literature) by sharing the portals of media criticism, sustainability and urban design.