Recalling Jennifer words 'around research process/methodology' (…) and
answering Roger's question on 'how to produce hybrids'…
I'm afraid we could fall in a reductionist trap if we believe that, an
educational program that offers the opportunity to mix in its curricula a
range of disciplines from different knowledge areas, is the way to produce
'hybrids' in the sense I mentioned in my short reflection. One must
mastering how to traverse, how to make the connections, crossing the
discipline's, sometimes blurred, sometimes well delineated, borders. If we
consider the knowledge process from a systemic perspective, the system can
jump to a more complex level of organization when the ones (because I
cannot say the 'one' – an individual researcher, a student…) involved in a
knowledge process, master the 'traversing' – the 'hybrids' are emergences.
How about a way to stimulate a system in being intentional? How about a way
to 'inspire' a knowledge system in having as one of its organizational
objectives the one of giving rise of series of hybrids as emergences? I
don't think that the way is, if we take disciplines as 'bubbles of
knowledge', to give the ones involved/participating in these systems the
opportunity to shift from one bubble to another. The focus must be in the
connections, the bridges, considering, nevertheless, that they are not
linear, one way, like plug-in wires. To produce hybrids we must find ways
to give the ones involved in knowledge processes the opportunity of
exploring the disciplines' permeable membranes, the borders zones and to
collect and connect the tales they found in this challenging adventure.
Then, we have* "a* *call for the Methodologies of the In-Between"*.
2012/7/8 Jennifer Kanary Nikolov(a) <email@example.com>
> Dear All,
> Some more issues to perhaps facilitate the success of collaboration and
> future collaborations is that of Documentation and Presentation. In the
> world of art and science there are embedded paths of listeners, readers and
> viewers that need to be re-investigated in relation to for instance:
> The methods to present research that comes from collaborations are not
> fully developed. The current structures in which documentation is
> presented are usually
> not equipped to deal with both getting across the scientific relevance as
> well as the
> aesthetics. The value of the research results often can not be fully
> appreciated until one has taken the time and effort to understand the
> relevance. There is the issue of location and time, as the results from such
> collaborations can not be understood in the minimal glance a viewer
> takes in an art exhibition. In this sense an exhibition symposium is still
> in it's infancy. Good artistic research does not necessarily produce good
> art, so how to present results that are of significance in relation to
> knowledge production, but initially are not seen as significant within
> current art infrastructures? At the same time there is the challenge of
> documenting process and understanding how the documentation is part of the
> artwork as well as scientific data.
> This provides challenges as to how to organize structures
> for these types of knowledge productions. By professionalizing these
> aspects we facilitate future collaborations in a way that provides the
> general public as well as critics and historians new methods to understand,
> analyze and position results that come from such collaborations.
> Jennifer Kanary
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