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Case Studies of the Pilot Project: by the artists-in-labs research team

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The intention of the artists-in-labs (AIL) program is to share common goals, to broaden the dialogue, to generate ideas and raise awareness of the contributions both contemporary artists and scientists can make to the larger challenges of our time. Our main aim is to provide ‘hands on’ practical access for the artist to learn about science. These studies acknowledge the fact that contemporary artists are interested to explore the scientific, technological and cultural developments of the 21st century and they are engaged in critical and ethical debates. In fact, these days many contemporary artists are not confined to the borders of the commercial art-world. They are used to research and teamwork and they are computer literate. They are interested in making artworks which address the technical and social issues of scientific research. The ‘hands on’ practical experience of international projects similar to the artists-in-labs project assures that if the scientific content and context is used, it will be much more scientifically robust and accurate, than artwork produced by artists with little or no immersive experience of science. Active engagement alongside major research experimentation is not only an essential experience for the artist, but also it can help scientists to ‘open up’ to the concept of further collaboration.

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(2006). Case Studies of the Pilot Project: by the artists-in-labs research team. In: Scott, J. (eds) Artists-in-Labs Processes of Inquiry. Springer, Vienna.

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