Combinatoric Micro-strategies for Emergent Transdisciplinary Education

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The potential is to develop a series of both human and computational processes (see glossary) to augment transdisciplinary education, in part employing specific technologically mediated linguistic framing mechanisms. One also seeks to employ generative systems enabling creative output, specific forms of search capability, and intelligent associated juxtaposition, as another set of potential overarching strategies. The collaboration of artists in transdisciplinary research becomes one of many intersecting ‘perspective’ vectors forming a complex intellectual topology. The outcome of the research arising from such classes may have impact on many different fields depending on how the work is parsed, framed and ultimately contextualized. Artworks produced in conjunction with such research can potentially be articulated as conceptual art and/or inform poetic artistic production as a secondary manifestation where the artist is ‘inspired’ by the research to make ‘related’ works of art. Alternately questions central to the sciences and the humanities can potentially be addressed, and later specific knowledge can be folded back into the individual disciplines, expanding the ongoing definition of each of many differing fields. Micro-strategies There are many micro-strategies (see glossary) that can be drawn upon in the service of enabling new forms of Transdisciplinary research. A micro-strategy is a focused algorithmic process that is being employed to facilitate a chosen goal directed activity.

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Cited Authors

  • Seaman, W

Published Date

  • 2009

Book Title

  • Rethinking the Contemporary Art School (NSCAD)

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