Engineering the Arts

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Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)

Abstract

This book is a result of chance encounters, random discussions and a colluding collaboration between an engineer, a scientist and an artist. From the onset, the interdisciplinary nature has set us on a colliding course of ideas, expectations and interests. While interdisciplinary research is celebrated en masse by funding agencies, government bodies and the academia, researchers who embrace interdisciplinarity live a distinctly strenuous life with little recognition for their efforts that appear to fall into the chasm between the established norms and practices of the constituent disciplines. Here, we anecdotally backtrack our journey through the years, homage to the individuals who assume flexible identities, seeking out adventures beyond the confinements of their chosen field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Centred Technology Research CentreFaculty of Education, Science Technology and Mathematics, University of CanberraBruceAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal ProcessingUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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