All good questions! You are correct in that there is no "one" model and
perhaps some discussion/categorization here would be useful from folks. So
far as whether a collaboration is successful - again, some suggestions of
criteria or goals would be nice, especially those that originate from a
historical context. I'm on my way from Brittany to Aix at the moment and
once I am re-settled, I'll try to pick up this discussion further. Ciao,
On 5/17/10 11:52 AM, "Léa Guzzo" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear Yasminers,
> Thanks Roger for this great topic! ³Doing and Studying International
> Collaboration in the Science and the Humanities²: it¹s actually what I am
> Indeed I am currently undertaking an Mphil/PhD in Arts Management/policies at
> Birkbeck (University of London supervised by Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Dr.
> Isabelle Fremeaux and Dr. Roger Malina) looking at the different models of
> collaborations between visual artists and scientists in Europe. (Comparative
> study case studies)
> I am particularly interested in the geopolitical context of the
> artist/scientist collaboration and its impact on the model itself. For example
> how policies could shape the format of the residence/collaboration.
> Patrick, in your paragraph 2, you asked if we should follow the ³science
> model² to develop models for humanities/social science. Which model are you
> referring to? It does not seem to be one unique model but many models
> developed by the organizations themselves or a third party organization.
> Patrick, you also questioned if it was worth having a collaborative culture. I
> guess most of us would say yes, simply because we believe in
> inter/cross/meta/pluri/multi/disciplinarity. However what does ³worth² refer
> to? Are we talking financially, intellectually, temporallyŠ? How do we
> evaluate the success of collaborations? Which criteria should we look at?
> In my opinion, the key of the success of collaborations lies in their
> model/framework, which must be adapted to the geopolitical context of the
> collaborations. It is also something which should have some flexibility in
> order to let space for creativity and for personalities. A great framework
> should also be able to change over time in order to take into consideration
> new technologies for example. Obviously my thesis will look at all these
> points in more details and compare the different models in Europe.
> Do you know any collaboration between artists and scientists, which works very
> well in your opinion?
> Sometimes we solely focus on what works but I am also particularly interested
> in collaborations, which did not work as we can learn a lot through them. Why
> didn¹t it work? What could have been done differently? Did this bad experience
> stop you working in collaborations with other artists or scientists?
> Best wishes,
> Léa Guzzo
>> Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 09:03:26 +0200
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: Yasmin_discussions@estia.media.uoa.gr
>> Subject: [Yasmin_discussions] Fwd: FW: International Collaboration in the
>> Sciences and Humanities
>> From: Patrick McCray <email@example.com>
>> Subject: International Collaboration in the Sciences and Humanities
>> I'd like to thank Roger Malina for setting up this Yasmin discussion. My
>> interest is two-fold:
>> 1. What do we know about the nature of large scale international
>> collaborations in the sciences? This is more of a historical or sociological
>> question, it would seem, but I would be curious about insights from all
>> disciplines. We tend to think of these collaborations as originating at
>> places like CERN, NASA, ESA, and so on...are there counterparts in other
>> fields? How have they worked? I am especially curious about the
>> transnational aspects - scientific knowledge doesn't normally respect
>> boundaries but crosses national borders with ease.
>> 2. I am also curious about how (or whether) we should try to foster greater
>> international collaborations in the future for the humanities or social
>> sciences. Should models from science be our models? I ask this, in part,
>> because I am affiliated with a major national research center at UCSB -
>> Center for Nanotechnology in Society - which, as one of its goals, promotes
>> large-scale international/collaborative research into the societal
>> implications of emerging technologies. My interest in the ITER project also
>> makes me wonder if something similar could be done as a transnational
>> research project between US and European social scientists, looking at the
>> place this megaproject will occupy in the south of France and Europe in
>> general. How can we create a collaborative culture in the same way that
>> physicists and astronomers have done this? Is this worth doing? How could we
>> bring artists into the process?
>> I look forward to the discussion...cheers,
>> Patrick McCray
>> W. Patrick McCray
>> Professor &
>> Co-PI/Executive Committee Member for the
>> UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society
>> Department of History
>> University of California, Santa Barbara
>> Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410
>> TEL: 805.893.2991 (main office)
>> WEB: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/people/person.php?account_id=14
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