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A self-portrait by the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in the Oculist Witness eyeglasses he designed in 2014.CreditCreditDesigned by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Produced by Lizworks and Selima Optique, ©Hiroshi Sugimoto

A self-portrait by the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in the Oculist Witness eyeglasses he designed in 2014.CreditCreditDesigned by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Produced by Lizworks and Selima Optique, ©Hiroshi Sugimoto

Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation?

By Gisela Williams: September 2017

Artist Barbara Steveni talks about her work, her archive and the work of the Artist Placement Group. Art360 is a major action research project by DACS Foundation that offers support to develop and sustain the archives of 100 leading modern and contemporary British artists, offering participants expert and bespoke legacy consultancy.

Sean Montgomery is a technologist, new-media artist and educator in New York City. Using research methodologies combined with emerging technologies, Sean takes a trans-disciplinary look at the human condition to examine the changing relationship between the physical and metaphysical world.


The Art of Innovation

The idea — art of innovation — ..."connectivity across disciplines brings greater results. 

2016: Ernestine Bousquet


Radical Innovation:

The Technical Report: Crossing knowledge boundaries with interdisciplinary teams.   

2009: Alan F. Blackwell, Lee Wilson, Alice Street, Charles Boulton, John Knell


Artists in Industry and the Academy

Collaborative Research, Interdisciplinary Scholarship and the Creation and Interpretation of Hybrid Forms.

2005: Edward A. Shanken


We Need Interdisciplinary Teams

In this interview, the artistic director of the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) discusses the artist’s role in this day and age, notes that art also emerges beyond the confines of picture frames, and points out how important it is for disciplines to interconnect.

2017: Paul Dujardin

Photo: Filip Naudts

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What Artists can teach us about making technology more human.

Domhnaill Hernon was leading a group of artists and engineers through a maze of of hallways at Bell Labs’ campus, as he explained the importance of E.A.T. “Trained scientists have a very different approach in their thinking,” he said. “We’re reductionist in our thinking—artists are divergent. Bringing together those two modes can be very powerful.”

2018: Elizabeth Stinson: 

Photo: Beth Holzer for Wired:                      Domhnaill Hernon, Bell Labs's head of Experiments in Arts and Technology.


Finding Prosperity

..."With more integrated, “integral” thinking, we will learn to see our economies through these universal patterns and principles. In the process, we will learn to unlock previously unseen potential, consistent with our true reality of abundance if we only had eyes to see it. "

2018: Capital Institute


Experiments in Art and Technology

A brief History and Summary of Major Projects  1966-1998

1998: Billy Klüver


Julie Martin:

E.A.T.: Experiments in Art & Technology,1960-2001 The Winter 2013 Donoho Colloquium presented by The Neukom Institute, and Studio Art, Film & Media Studies and Digital Music Departments In 1966, 10 New York artists worked with 30 engineers and scientists from the world renowned Bell Telephone Laboratories to create groundbreaking performances, known as 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering.


Domhnail Hernon:

Speach from linked conference - SingularityU Warsaw Chapter. Domhnail Hernon (Head of Innovation Incubation and E.A.T. @Nokia Bell Labs) Do you ever wonder why there is so much difference in the world between people/cultures/race/religion/politics? Our ability to communicate with others via text, voice and visuals is severely limited because those modes of communication do not transmit emotion/sentiment/cognition.

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Interview: How To Build The Future With Interdisciplinary Collaboration

In this interview, council member for NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program Ariel Waldman speaks about how breaking down barriers between disciplines fosters creative projects for the future, and establishes unusual frameworks that allow for innovative solutions



Art and Innovation: The future of Interdisciplinarity

Interdisciplinarity is what we need, is often suggested. An approach that does not promote pigeonholing, but that takes the idea that innovation depends on bridging disciplines as its starting point. 

2015: Howard Boland

Albert I, 2009. A three-dimensional sculptural model of nervous system connectivity created by artist Fré Ilgen & physicist & neuroscientist Partha Mitra.

Art–Science Collaborations — Avenues toward Medical Innovation

Art–science collaborations illuminate methods or procedures used in various disciplines that could enhance medical practice.

2015: Caroline Wellbery, M.D., Ph.D.