Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] steam Book PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art + science

Dear STEAM Yasminers -

*Special annoncement:*
In an attempt to understand the current state of the STEAM landscape across
the globe SciArt Magazine <http://www.sciartmagazine.com> will produce a
special topics issue this August on STEAM education and approaches. As
we've seen in this discussion there are various ideas about what STEAM is,
what it can do, what it should do, and what it is already doing, from
theory to case study. If you would like to contribute your article on a
class, workshop, study, or otherwise that addresses STEAM from kindergarten
to college and beyond please email me at this address (
julia.buntaine@gmail.com).

We will review previously published/adapted articles (with due permissions)
and new articles for submission. We take international submissions but must
be in English. We accept various writing convention styles but err on the
side of casual-intellectual. All accepted contributors receive a free
subscription to the magazine.

Please feel free to email me with any questions!

*Julia Buntaine*
*Neuroscience-based art: www.JuliaBuntaine.com
<http://www.juliabuntaine.com>*

*Innovator-in-Residence at Rutgers UniversityDirector at SciArt Center
<http://www.sciartcenter.org>*
*Editor-in-Chief of SciArt Magazine <http://www.sciartmagazine.com>*


On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:01 AM, roger malina <rmalina@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> yasminers
> for our stem to steam discussion there are a growing
> number of books that feed into our work
>
> here is a new book from christophe keller
>
> PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art+science
>
> if any yasminers have published relevant books
> please do bring them to our attention
>
> roger malina
>
>
>
> From: Christoph Keller <mail@christophkeller.net>
> Subject: Book PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art + scien
>
> Dear Roger Malina,
> I hope this email find's you well!
>
> Our new publication
>
> PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art+science is now available
> at SpectorBooks, Leipzig.
> Please have a look!
> http://www.rampub.com/art/978-3-95905-100-2
>
> Thanks and best wishes,
> Christoph
> christoph keller <mail@christophkeller.com>
>
>
> The term "PARANOMIA" has multiple meanings, one of them being that
> which exists alongside the normative. In his inquiry into the
> entangled aspects of science and contemporary art, Christoph Keller
> outlines how knowledge is derived in the respective fields. The book
> contains essays and contributions by Bernard Blistène, Horst
> Bredekamp, Jimena Canales, Sarah Demeuse, Christoph Keller, Heike
> Catherina Mertens, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Detlef Thiel, and Joseph Vogl
> (see below).
>
> Bernard Blistène: On Aether
> Horst Bredekamp: Nothingness is not Nothing
> Jimena Canales with Sarah Demeuse: The Viewer as a Scientist
> Christoph Keller: Paranomia
> Heike Catherina Mertens: A Journey through Nothing that is
> Ana Teixeira Pinto: On Anarcheology
> Detlef Thiel: Conversation on Ernst Marcus
> Joseph Vogl: On Stammering
>
> Design by Studio Manuel Raeder. Published by SpectorBooks, 2016.
> --
> Christoph Keller
> Fehrbelliner Str. 81
> D-10119 Berlin
> www.christophkeller.net
> 0049-171-7882209
>
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] steam Book PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art + science

yasminers
for our stem to steam discussion there are a growing
number of books that feed into our work

here is a new book from christophe keller

PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art+science

if any yasminers have published relevant books
please do bring them to our attention

roger malina

From: Christoph Keller <mail@christophkeller.net>
Subject: Book PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art + scien

Dear Roger Malina,
I hope this email find's you well!

Our new publication

PARANOMIA on how knowledge is derived in art+science is now available
at SpectorBooks, Leipzig.
Please have a look!
http://www.rampub.com/art/978-3-95905-100-2

Thanks and best wishes,
Christoph
christoph keller <mail@christophkeller.com>


The term "PARANOMIA" has multiple meanings, one of them being that
which exists alongside the normative. In his inquiry into the
entangled aspects of science and contemporary art, Christoph Keller
outlines how knowledge is derived in the respective fields. The book
contains essays and contributions by Bernard Blistène, Horst
Bredekamp, Jimena Canales, Sarah Demeuse, Christoph Keller, Heike
Catherina Mertens, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Detlef Thiel, and Joseph Vogl
(see below).

Bernard Blistène: On Aether
Horst Bredekamp: Nothingness is not Nothing
Jimena Canales with Sarah Demeuse: The Viewer as a Scientist
Christoph Keller: Paranomia
Heike Catherina Mertens: A Journey through Nothing that is
Ana Teixeira Pinto: On Anarcheology
Detlef Thiel: Conversation on Ernst Marcus
Joseph Vogl: On Stammering

Design by Studio Manuel Raeder. Published by SpectorBooks, 2016.
--
Christoph Keller
Fehrbelliner Str. 81
D-10119 Berlin
www.christophkeller.net
0049-171-7882209

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Monday, March 20, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] art*science - The New and History

Dear Yasminers, a short announcements for Leonardo 50 anniversary celebration and a Yasmin meeting in Bologna! More information to come.

Hope we'll meet there!

Pier Luigi

---------------------------------------------

art*science - The New and History

From 3 to 5 July 2017, in Bologna, it will be held art*science, an international conference and events related to the relationships between artistic and scientific disciplines, curated by Pier Luigi Capucci and by the cultural association La Comunicazione Diffusa. art*science topic is "Il nuovo e la storia" (The New and History), and will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the journal "Leonardo", published by MIT Press, the most influential in the international arena on the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies.

"art*science" is a two days conference which will be attended by scholars, artists, scientists, cultural operators, companies and Italian, European and International institutions engaged in supporting art/science projects. "art*science" will also present events, like a play by Ionesco in an experimental version for smart devices, an Aerial Media Art show with swarms of drones and installations.

"art*science" will also be an opportunity for a meeting among the participants to Yasmin mailing list, on the relationships between art and science in the Mediterranean rim. A Yasmin discussion will introduce the topics of "art*science" through a discussion, and Yasmin's posts will be visualized in a monitor installation during the events.

Preliminary schedule for the three-days event:

Day 1, July 3, 2017 - Devoted to the reception, including a buffet, installations and a show.

Day 2, July 4, 2017 - Leonardo & Yasmin presentations and conference, with the participation of European Institutions and Centers working in art/science.

Day 3, July 5, 2017 - Dedicated to art/science projects in Europe and Italy.

A Yasmin dinner is planned for the second or third evening.

--
Pier Luigi Capucci
via Rovigo, 8
48016 Milano Marittima (RA)
ITALY
Tel.: +39 (0) 544 976156
Mobile: +39 348 3889844
e-mail: plc@noemalab.org
web: http://capucci.org
skype: plcapucci

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[Yasmin_discussions] steam topic: cultural ethical issues on moon colonisation and terraforming

yasminers

now here is a very different aspect of steam- this is being organised
by professional scientists
and engineers where they are reaching out to the cultural community
for involvement in
research development

it is organised by the international academy of astronautics- and it
is in a research
and development context- this is not public education, outreach but embedded in
innovation theory

do any yasminers know of any other science or engineering organisations
with similar initiatives that are driven by research or engineering development
that acknowledge the crucial role of the arts and humanities

27-29 June, 10th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration -
Towards the Moon Village & Beyond, in torino, italy

the agenda includes ( beyond the science and engineering sessions)

• Cultural
Multicultural aspects of human space exploration Outreach aspects of
Space Exploration Access to space for emerging countries

• Motivations
Motivations and human aspects
Policy and international cooperation
Ideas from science fiction to technology

Ethics
Ethical aspects of long range exploration From exploration to
colonization Ethical aspects of terraforming Robot ethics Adaptation
of humans to new environments Experience of 10 Years of ISS permanent
activity

roger malina

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] Hot STEAM topic: arts in medecine

yasminers

in a previous post the area of medecine and steam was discussed
here a very good recent bibliography ( Feb 27 2017) on the topic though
it doesnt discuss the research areas but focuses more on patient wellbeing
and more traditional arts therapy practices that are a century or more old-
but does highly how this area is being transformed by research practices

The review outlines the various ways in which artists and healthcare
institutions
work together to support patient and community heath, the infrastructure that
exists to support this work, and how funders can support further
development of the field

https://www.giarts.org/sites/default/files/2017-02-Arts-Medicine-Literature-Review.pdf

To that end, we pose the following questions from the results of this
literature review:
• How can funders support the development of a high quality, diverse
workforce of artists in medicine? How can the work of traditional
artists become integral to this expanding work?
• How can funders encourage the sharing and development of effective
practices in arts in medicine serving individuals across their
lifespan regardless of geographic area or economic means?
• What can funders do to leverage resources in healthcare settings to
build sustainable program services supporting the environmental arts,
participatory arts, and professional development?
• In what ways can funders catalyze a unifying infrastructure through
convenings, publications, and advocacy?
• Given that policies often prohibit the development of arts in
medicine by limiting resources and accessibility, how can funders
encourage both the public and private sectors to revise these limiting
policies?
• Because strong evaluation is key to building sustainable programs
within healthcare systems, how can funders help artists and arts
organizations gain the skill and confidence in order to engage in this
important aspect of the work?
• Given the momentum occurring in the arts in medicine field at this
time, what can philanthropy do to encourage broad-based community
collaborations that include arts in medicine research?

. This document was produced as support material for the GIA Funder
Forum on Arts in Medicine, held in Orlando, Florida on February 24,
2017 and sponsored by the Barr Foundation.


Roger F Malina

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Re: [Yasmin_discussions] stem to steam research: scott hartley ...The Fuzzy and the Techie ?

Hi
Thanks for introducing this line of discussion. Brighton Fuse, a recent
study (apologies if I've mentioned it before) on arts & humanities and tech
http://www.brightonfuse.com/
From the website:
The findings identified a new category of business, referred to as
'superfused'. Superfused firms are continuously innovating business models,
services, and products and fusing technology, the arts, humanities, and
design with creative, digital, and IT skills. These companies show
double-digit rates of growth in turnover and employment, despite the
recession.
Supporting superfused business

The report radically challenged conventional wisdom about the importance of
arts and humanities to the creative and digital economy and points to a
future business model that could be further developed nationwide. It also
suggested that government intervention to support small and medium
enterprise in this sector might be better targeted at the later stages of
cluster development, giving it time to establish and provide support once
its growth needs have been identified.
Entrepreneurial key players

Findings showed that the entrepreneurial key players are just as likely to
have an arts and humanities (A&H) background as science, technology,
engineering or maths (STEM). They network frequently, place great emphasis
on creativity and collaboration and bring an A&H skillset that enables them
to succeed at problem solving, innovating, and adding value in the creative
digital economy.
Policy relevance and implications for education and skills

The fusion of arts, humanities and technology knowledge and skills is
producing high-growth, superfused businesses that are leading the expansion
of the creative economy. However, there is a constraint on the development
of interdisciplinary talent. We came to the following conclusions.

Arts and humanities skills are helping drive economic growth, and
should not just be seen as a luxury supported by science, technology,
engineering and maths.
Interdisciplinary skills are key to the continued growth of the
creative digital economy. Higher Education (HE) funders should review the
extent to which systems supporting education discourage interdisciplinary
work and keep digital and creative skills in silos. Deep disciplinary
expertise needs to be balanced with the ability to draw on expertise across
disciplines.
To address the 'fused' skills shortage, Local Enterprise Partnerships
(LEPs) and Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) should work with small firms to
articulate their demands for skills and training and communicate these to
HE and FE institutions. The higher education system needs to be more
innovative in its course design and models to meet the needs and support
the continuous upgrading of skills of the CDIT sector.
Innovation policy needs to reflect the fact that the UK is
predominantly a service economy, where innovation is driven by design,
process innovations, software-intensive new service offerings, and softer
organisational and marketing changes.

What policymakers and LEPs can do to influence growth in existing SMEs

Although difficult to create artificial clusters from scratch, evidence
suggested that once up and running bottom-up policy initiatives can provide
effective support in removing constraints.

Policy makers and LEPs should consider policy interventions to improve
infrastructure, address barriers, improve co-ordination and investment,
poor labour and commercial markets. Even in our digital age, the advantages
to local organisations working at a variety of scales and in close
proximity remain significant.
A diverse ecosystem of private firms, together with public sector and
university involvement, can assist in reusing and diffusing knowledge
within a local context – particularly if independent 'brokers' (such as
Wired Sussex) are able to assist in co-ordination to generate mutual
economic benefits and champion a cluster's sense of identity and brand to
regional and international audiences.
Innovation is a process of creating value, but firms and local regions
also need to be able to capture value in order to prosper and survive.
Innovation policies should address the relatively low emphasis given to
value capture compared to value creation.
How firms capture value is a key part of their business model. A
significant number of superfused firms engage in all modes of innovation,
including staff training, new products and services, new processes, content
for copyright, new code, and new business models. Policymakers have a key
opportunity to address this to support the continued high growth of the
UK's digital creative economy.

The project has successfully revealed some surprising and informative
insights that advance our understanding of the processes of collective
innovation in a modern, dynamic industrial cluster.

Chris Fremantle

+44(0)7714203016
http://chris.fremantle.org
http://ecoartscotland.net
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Fremantle2


On 13 Mar 2017 19:18, "roger malina" <rmalina@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> yasminers
>
> scott hartley has his new book, the fuzzy and the techie, coming out
> in april and i asked him
> to tell us a bit about it= and engage him in our discussion
>
> one thing of interest here is that scott brings the perspective of
> venture capital= and as we discussed
> with john maeda one of the things that has ripened the stem to steam
> discussion is the convergence
> of interests of the arts and tech community, the academics with the
> growing number of Phds in art and design
> as well as the corporate community with its call for "t" shaped
> individuals a la 'ideo'- you will remember
> maeda's comments a few years back that venture capital companies were
> buying up design companies
>
> combined with the arguements from research in creativity and
> innovation ( see robert root bernsteins
> work on arts avocations of succesful STEM professionals
>
> what is interesting to see is the development of these reciprocal
> arguments with the arts/design/humanities
> in service of STEM, but also STEM in service of the arts/desiogn/humanities
>
> scott argues below that products and companies are those that
> contextualize the new tools within a problem of real importance
>
> and i guess i would add to that that these new tools help us build a
> world we actually want to live in !!
>
> scott - our discussion seeks to provide concrete evidence that stem to
> steam has desirable outcomes
>
> ahead of reading your book maybe you can give us one or two really
> good exemplars !!
>
>
> roger malina
>
> --
> Dear Friends and Colleagues,
>
> Roger was kind enough to suggest that I post here for all of you a
> quick note about my forthcoming book with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
> The Fuzzy and the Techie (Link: http://Bit.ly/FuzzyTechie). My book
> looks at this faux opposition between STEM and the Liberal Arts, how
> this ought to be a conversation about bringing together the "two
> cultures." The terms Fuzzy and Techie are used at Stanford University
> as lighthearted monikers for those who study the arts, humanities and
> social sciences, and those who study the computer sciences or
> engineering. Obviously though, much is shared between them.
>
> As a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, the observation I've had is
> that the best products and companies are those that contextualize the
> new tools within a problem of real importance. And often the critical
> self inquiry, creativity, passion, etc. to find and refine that
> problem against which technology can be applied, is something
> holistic, learned through broad study rather than narrow vocational
> focus on the tools alone. Therefore my book argues for the vital
> technical skills, but also for the breadth of exposure from the
> Liberal Arts. This generally means adopting technology in the
> classroom, but doing so in a blended fashion where the teacher becomes
> coach, and much can be shared amongst the students.
>
> STEAM is a perfect example of this notion of bringing together both
> the fuzzy and the techie, accepting the need for technical skills but
> also embracing the breadth of exposure and holistic learning from the
> Liberal Arts. I wanted to share it with this community.
>
> Moreover, as our technical tools move toward higher levels of
> abstraction, closer and closer to natural language processing, and as
> my engineering colleagues say, "off the metal," these broad complex
> problem solving and communication skills become of vital importance,
> and the the truly non-redundant human skills in an increasingly
> automated world.
>
> I welcome your thoughts and feedback, and please pre-order a copy of the
> book.
>
> Scott Hartley
> @scottehartley
>
> --
> Scott Hartley
> The Fuzzy and the Techie (Coming April 25th!)
> http://Bit.ly/FuzzyTechie
>
> Scott Hartley is venture capitalist and author. In 2016 he was a
> finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company's Bracken
> Bower Prize for the best business book proposal by an author under 35.
> He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House,
> a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and a Venture Partner at
> Metamorphic Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Scott worked at
> Google, Facebook, and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
> He has been a contributing author at MIT Press, and has written for
> the Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Foreign Policy, and the Boston
> Review. He holds three degrees from Stanford and Columbia, has
> finished six marathon and Ironman 70.3 triathlons. He is a Term Member
> at the Council on Foreign Relations,
>
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Monday, March 13, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] stem to steam research: scott hartley ...The Fuzzy and the Techie ?

yasminers

scott hartley has his new book, the fuzzy and the techie, coming out
in april and i asked him
to tell us a bit about it= and engage him in our discussion

one thing of interest here is that scott brings the perspective of
venture capital= and as we discussed
with john maeda one of the things that has ripened the stem to steam
discussion is the convergence
of interests of the arts and tech community, the academics with the
growing number of Phds in art and design
as well as the corporate community with its call for "t" shaped
individuals a la 'ideo'- you will remember
maeda's comments a few years back that venture capital companies were
buying up design companies

combined with the arguements from research in creativity and
innovation ( see robert root bernsteins
work on arts avocations of succesful STEM professionals

what is interesting to see is the development of these reciprocal
arguments with the arts/design/humanities
in service of STEM, but also STEM in service of the arts/desiogn/humanities

scott argues below that products and companies are those that
contextualize the new tools within a problem of real importance

and i guess i would add to that that these new tools help us build a
world we actually want to live in !!

scott - our discussion seeks to provide concrete evidence that stem to
steam has desirable outcomes

ahead of reading your book maybe you can give us one or two really
good exemplars !!


roger malina

--
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Roger was kind enough to suggest that I post here for all of you a
quick note about my forthcoming book with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
The Fuzzy and the Techie (Link: http://Bit.ly/FuzzyTechie). My book
looks at this faux opposition between STEM and the Liberal Arts, how
this ought to be a conversation about bringing together the "two
cultures." The terms Fuzzy and Techie are used at Stanford University
as lighthearted monikers for those who study the arts, humanities and
social sciences, and those who study the computer sciences or
engineering. Obviously though, much is shared between them.

As a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, the observation I've had is
that the best products and companies are those that contextualize the
new tools within a problem of real importance. And often the critical
self inquiry, creativity, passion, etc. to find and refine that
problem against which technology can be applied, is something
holistic, learned through broad study rather than narrow vocational
focus on the tools alone. Therefore my book argues for the vital
technical skills, but also for the breadth of exposure from the
Liberal Arts. This generally means adopting technology in the
classroom, but doing so in a blended fashion where the teacher becomes
coach, and much can be shared amongst the students.

STEAM is a perfect example of this notion of bringing together both
the fuzzy and the techie, accepting the need for technical skills but
also embracing the breadth of exposure and holistic learning from the
Liberal Arts. I wanted to share it with this community.

Moreover, as our technical tools move toward higher levels of
abstraction, closer and closer to natural language processing, and as
my engineering colleagues say, "off the metal," these broad complex
problem solving and communication skills become of vital importance,
and the the truly non-redundant human skills in an increasingly
automated world.

I welcome your thoughts and feedback, and please pre-order a copy of the book.

Scott Hartley
@scottehartley

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Scott Hartley
The Fuzzy and the Techie (Coming April 25th!)
http://Bit.ly/FuzzyTechie

Scott Hartley is venture capitalist and author. In 2016 he was a
finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company's Bracken
Bower Prize for the best business book proposal by an author under 35.
He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House,
a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and a Venture Partner at
Metamorphic Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Scott worked at
Google, Facebook, and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
He has been a contributing author at MIT Press, and has written for
the Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Foreign Policy, and the Boston
Review. He holds three degrees from Stanford and Columbia, has
finished six marathon and Ironman 70.3 triathlons. He is a Term Member
at the Council on Foreign Relations,

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