Friday, September 25, 2015

[Yasmin_discussions] Fwd: Crowdsourcing your obsessions and worries !


For a number of weeks we have been calling for your ideas of what new
emerging trends are occuring
in the art science technology community of practice - we would like to
continue this discussion for now
but I thought I would explain the way we are 'crowdsourcing' with you
ideas and thoughts that will
feed into a 5 year update of our SEAD report on enabling new forms of
collaboration between science
and engineering with art design and humanities.

See below details of a working group meeting in Washington DC (with
list of participants) that will
be held at the US National Academy of Science (closed meeting) and
then an open meeting and panel
at the US College Art Association.

We will be 'scraping' (with attribution )all the emails to this
YASMIN discussion into the material we will use to write
the 5 year snapshot update. Please do continue submitting new topics
or contributing to the
existing ones by sending in 500 words and a few links on what you are
obsessed or worried about
that has been a growing trend over the past five years: submit via

or via this YASMIN discussion list:

here are more details

Roger Malina

We will be presenting and discussing these findings at a working group
meeting at the US National Academy of Science)- details below
( by invitation only- details below) but if you recognise a name among
the attendees listed below please do contact them and send
them your thoughts ! we are then also presenting and discussing the
results at an open panel meeting as the US College Art Association
meeting in Washington, DC at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Hotel from Wednesday, February 3 through Saturday,
February 6. - Open to conference attendees.

Here are the details of the working group meeting

SEAD gathering at National Academies
A SEAD Working Group meeting will be held at the National Academies in
Washington DC, on February 2, 2016.
Participants will review and share emerging trends and issues since
the NSF/NEA/NEH/Smithsonian hosted
workshops that led to the Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design
(SEAD) report, published this year as
"Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation" (MIT Press, 2015).

Emerging Trends and Issues
We are consulting with members of the SEAD network to identify
emerging topics, trends, gaps and issues that
have been growing in importance during the last five years. This
update to the SEAD report will open the agenda for the Working Group

Emerging Actors and Stakeholders
• We will also note the emergence of new actors and stakeholders and
their initiatives, including theNAKFI Futures Conference
in November 2015 convening communities from the US National Academy
of Science, the National Academy of Engineering,
and the National Academy of Medicine.

• In 2015 the European Commission issued its ICT-Arts CONNECT report,
launching the STARTS program for funding work in
Science, Technology, and the Arts as part of the Europe 2020 program.

• Also in 2015, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities
(a2ru) will hold a conference on the"Third Space," addressing
transdisciplinary exemplars that integrate arts and/or design
practices with work and research across other disciplines.

• The Innovation Collaborative has been arranging collaborations
between professional educator organizations, including the
National Science Teachers Association, the National Art Education
Association, and the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

As a complement to this encouraging set of initiatives, we are
inviting constituent actors and stakeholders to participate
in the Working Group meeting and help us map currently emerging
trends, issues, and gaps. We will ask participants
in the Working Group meeting to share a summary of recent and
forward-reaching ideas in their areas. In addition,
we are seeking topics for discussion to gauge what is looking
promising for the SEAD community of collaborators and
what may be presenting challenges.

SEAD organizers
Carol Strohecker, SEAD network and RISD
Roger Malina, SEAD network and UT Dallas
Robert Thill, SEAD network and The Cooper Union
Carol LaFayette, SEAD network and Texas A&M

Confirmed Participants
Laurie Baefsky, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
David Beacom, National Science Teachers Association
Alphonse DeSena, National Science Foundation
Greg Dunn, Neuroscientist, Greg Dunn Design
Nettrice Gaskins, Boston Art Academy
Luis-Miguel Girao, Science Technology Arts, EU (STARTS)
Dan Goods, National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA)
Wendy Hancock, Association of Science-Technology Centers
Margaret Honey, New York Hall of Science
Benjamin Knapp, Virginia Tech
Kathi R. Levin, National Art Education Association
Marina McDougall, Exploratorium
Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan
Bill O'Brien, National Endowment for the Arts
Lucinda Presley, Institute where Creativity Empowers Education Success
Nagesh Rao, Small Business Administration
Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth
Robert Root-Bernstein, Michigan State
Tom Rudin, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Brian K. Smith, Drexel
JD Talasek, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences
Rieko Yajima, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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