off introducing impact questions into their application programmes. It
doesn't address the point you are making completely, but it is interesting.
Whilst the administrative burden is unwarranted and primarily a means of
control, I do believe that the 'blue sky' research model is somewhat in
conflict with the model that focuses on co-production. Is co-production
really only useful for the 'implementation' phase of research? I wonder
about this assumption since in sci-art projects quite often the artists
are thinking beyond the scope of reliable science (or certainly the
Harrisons talk about this in relation to the Mountain in the Greenhouse
as well as Greenhouse Britain work).
I'd also suggest that the budget line you are looking for (calling it
'opportunity' is actually called 'contingency' - very apt really)
On 18/05/2016 11:56, Guillermo Muñoz wrote:
> Dear Mercado Central Exchange discussants,
> I would like to introduce a new topic in this discussion. Let me know what
> do you think about.
> Nowadays I feel that administrative processes are flooding the research
> work and practice. And this tendency is growing each year. We spend so much
> time writing for projects that have very little probability to be awarded,
> and the time consumption that is needed is very large (some time two or
> three months of our 100% work time, or even more). I´ve been watching many
> projects rejected in their first, second or third attempts, which are
> extremely competitive, and where have been wasted a large amount of
> creativity. Furthermore, in this kind of projects, like Marie Curie, ITN,
> ERC, … you must show that your objectives are going to be successfully
> reached. However, them must be extremely innovative and new, plenty of new
> ideas and applications.
> Sometimes this seems to me like if we asked to Faraday to develop a new
> electric engine, before he can think on it. To ask him to develop a written
> project to show that we is going to develop a new electric and magnetic
> laws, and to show that he is going to make connections between light and
> electromagnetic radiation.
> To be honest, I don´t think that this kind of frustrating enterprises, like
> ERC projects and so on, which waste huge quantity of creativity, and this
> kind of "strange" protocols where you must show that you are going to be
> successful in your research, and you must explain what are you going to
> discover is helping a lot to the scientific practice. At least, not in my
> However, in fact, I feel many times that sci/art intersection works in an
> opposite direction. This doesn´t means that art/sci practice is caotic, or
> is not well administrated. In fact, it is. But, at least at the moment,
> there are spaces to leave the creative process to be productive, to find
> inputs from everywhere you want, and not to explain which products are you
> going to develop, before you do it. So, this space opened to the innovation
> practice is great to be "walked" being a scientist, where all the official
> science work is plenty of bourocracy, wasting time, creativity and, for
> instance, much of the time blocking new ideas.
> In conclusion, art/sci scenario could help to the scientist guild to
> recover this innovative space, which in many places is completely lost.
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