Title

Connecting silos: inviting art and science interactions

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Reichelt-Brushett, AJ & Smith, J 2012, 'Connecting silos: inviting art and science interactions', Leonardo: Art, Science and Technology, vol.45, no. 5, pp. 484-485.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_00453

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

In tertiary education in Australia there are often clear divisions between disciplines defined by hierarchy that is established for administrative purposes. These purposes often conflict with notions of trans-disciplinary study by creating an environment of competition rather than one of collaboration. Through this project we brought together science and art by developing a ‘hands on’ workshop where scientists and artists explored tools and techniques from unfamiliar disciplines. Collaborative projects and self emersion post workshop resulted in an exhibition of outcomes. The development of these outcomes challenged both artists and scientists to explore their discipline boundaries and connectivity by using tools and knowledge in unique ways.