Sharing Common Ground: Art, Science and Technology
Contrary to popular perception, academics in art, science and technology are not isolated in separate camps. A myriad of collaborations are happening across Australia. Where these take place respectfully and inclusively, they are producing new ways of thinking, seeing and creating expressed in both artistic and scientific outcomes. In less equitable settings, creative arts risks losing its identity and independence. Evolutions in science and technology continue to shape the practice of art and, although policy frameworks have still to catch up, the contribution that art brings to science and technology development is increasingly being recognised.
In this NiTRO’s first anniversary edition, creative artists, and colleagues in other disciplines, discuss their perspectives and experiences of the connectivity between art, science and technology.
DDCA Annual Conference 2017
The DDCA's annual conference for 2017, Beyond Research: Creative arts in the impact, engagement and innovation agenda, is now open for registration. On Friday the 22nd of September, join the DDCA and key speakers for a day of engaging and rigorous discussion on how tertiary creative arts can showcase their contribution to the research, engagement and innovation agenda beyond the research definitions and metrics that have been much of the focus of tertiary artists to date. Registration is free, but essential for catering purposes.
We welcome attendance by academic staff and postgraduate students involved in tertiary creative arts from any creative arts discipline, academic level or institution. More information and registration: here.
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Creative arts disciplines make up a significant component of the university staff and student population, yet we lack a vehicle to share common experiences and issues.
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