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ARTISTS-IN-LABS: Networking in the Margins

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  • Labs context is one of the most important learning environments for the interpretation of science
  • Follow up volume to AIL: Processes of Inquiry
  • Encouragement for interdisciplinary approaches
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About this book

Networking in the Margins is about sharing information in the margins where immersive learning can expand the exact sciences and demand a more robust level of dialogue from the humanities and the arts. At base of these margins, sits an attitude, which values mixed levels of fantasy, reality and logic and accepts unexpected results. Therefore, this new edition will feature how the AIL artists from the disciplines of sculpture, installation, performance and sound and AIL partner scientists from the disciplines of physics, computer technologies, environmental ecology and cognitive analysis have complimented each others research from 2006 to 2009. While scientists have certainly learnt about art, artists have become more involved in ethical and social debates about scientific discovery in relation to society. In this book the potentials of networking in these margins are reflected upon by 9 prominent authors, 12 artists and 12 leading scientific researchers from various Laboratories.


Table of contents (33 chapters)

  1. Case Studies: Artists-in-Labs 2007–2009

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland, Switzerland

    Jill Scott

About the editor

Jill Scott was born in 1952, in Melbourne, Australia and has been working and living in Switzerland since 2003. Currently she is Professor for Research in the Institute Cultural Studies in Art, Media and Design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK) in Zürich and Co-Director of the Artists-in-Labs Program (a collaboration with the Ministry for Culture, Switzerland) which places artists from all disciplines into physics, computer, engineering and life science labs to learn about scientific research and make creative interpretations. She is also Vice Director of the Z-Node PHD program on art and science at the University of Plymouth, UK-a program with 16 international research candidates. Her recent publications include: Artists-in-labs Processes of Inquiry: 2006 Springer/Vienna/New York, and Coded Characters Hatje Cantz 2002, Ed. Marille Hahne. Her education includes: PhD, University of Wales (UK) MA USF, San Francisco, as well as a Degree in Education (Uni Melbourne) and a Degree in Art and Design (Victoria College of the Arts). Since 1975, she has exhibited many video artworks, conceptual performances and interactive environments in USA, Japan, Australia and Europe. Her most recent works involve the construction of interactive media and electronic sculptures based on studies she has conducted in neuroscience- particularly the somatic sensory system artificial skin (e-skin) 2003-2007 and on neuro-rentinal behaviour in relation to human eye disease (The Electric Retina-2008) and on dermatome and skin behaviour in relation to the "skin" of the landscape and UV radiation (Dermaland- 2009).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: ARTISTS-IN-LABS: Networking in the Margins

  • Editors: Jill Scott

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Vienna

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag / Wien 2010

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 212

  • Number of Illustrations: 73 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cultural and Media Studies, general

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