Nosing Around – for a mutual drift of research practices
During the last summer semester, the Interface Cultures department of the University of Art and Design Linz collaborated with the Technical University Vienna (Architecture and Spatial Planning, Future Lab) and the Cyens Centre for Excellence in Cyprus. The goal of both projects was the interdisciplinary exchange between artists, computer scientists, architects and urban planners. In both courses, roaming together, a non-goal-oriented observation was the method. Referring to the sociologist Robert E. Park, who was active more than a hundred years ago, "Nosing around" makes it possible to detect connections that have not yet been recognized. The question arises: Is science and its institutions now ready to tackle new assessments of hybrid experiments?
University of Art and Design Linz / Interface Cultures (AT)
Manuela Naveau, PhD (*Linz/(AT) is an artist, researcher, scientist and curator at Ars Electronica, where she developed the Ars Electronica Export department together with Artistic Director Gerfried Stocker and led it operationally for almost 18 years. Since 2020, Manuela Naveau has been a university professor for Critical Data at the Interface Cultures Department of the University of Art and Design Linz and has held teaching positions at the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg, the Technical University in Vienna and the Danube University Krems. Her book "Crowd and Art - Kunst und Partizipation im Internet" was published in 2017 by transcript Verlag, Germany. The book is based on her dissertation, for which she received the Award of Excellence from the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in 2016.