Art-Science Collaboration: The Role of Problematization and Artefact Use

Kelly van Rijsbergen, Alwin de Rooij

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Abstract

Collaboration between artists and scientists is often thought to benefit scientific creativity, the production of scientific knowledge that is both novel and of high quality. The added value of artists could be explained by the artist’s skills in problematization, i.e. the skill of criticising theories to find new interesting outcomes; and the tendency to self-create artefacts to find common ground and ease communication to bridge the languages of different disciplines. In the present paper, a first experimental look is taken at the role of problematization and artefact use during art-science collaboration in early stages of the scientific process, in a student sample, where existing knowledge is investigated to develop a research question. The results of the study showed that self-created artefacts are a valuable asset in the communication between artists and scientists, even contributing to the novelty and overall quality of research questions through the process of problematization. As such, the contribution of this paper is preliminary experimental evidence of the added value of artscience collaboration for scientific knowledge production, and the role of problematization and self-created artefacts therein.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
EditorsMario Verdicchio, Miguel Carvalhais, Luísa Ribas, André Rangel
Pages271-283
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X - Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019
https://2019.xcoax.org/

Conference

Conference7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
Abbreviated titlexCoAx 2019
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period3/07/195/07/19
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Keywords

  • ART
  • SCIENCE
  • CREATIVITY
  • Problematization

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van Rijsbergen, K., & de Rooij, A. (2019). Art-Science Collaboration: The Role of Problematization and Artefact Use. In M. Verdicchio, M. Carvalhais, L. Ribas, & A. Rangel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (pp. 271-283) http://www.alwinderooij.com/publications/Rijsbergen_deRooij_2019.pdf