Observing Systemic Constellations through the Looking Glass

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    In this essay I discuss some of the characteristics of two major observation systems, namely art and science. My aim is not to ponder about polarities but rather to entice a sense of wonder and conjecture about such systemic constellations. What might be the optics needed for establishing a continuum between these two ways of looking at the world? Why might such an approach be called smart? What might be gained when artists, designers and scientists communicate and even work together? The topics will be illustrated using examples from art and science as well as from current projects undertaken by the author at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Design and Industrial -Academic Collaboration
    EditorsYuan-Hua Lu
    Place of PublicationKaohsiung City, Taiwan
    PublisherShu-Te University
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-986-94584-9-8
    Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Interdisciplinary Design and Industrial-Academic Collaboration - Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Duration: 19 May 201819 May 2018
    Conference number: 11


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Interdisciplinary Design and Industrial-Academic Collaboration
    Abbreviated titleICIDIC
    Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Republic of China
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