Title: Innovation opportunities emerging from leading-edge art/science/technology interaction

Authors: Erich Prem

Addresses: eutema, Lindengasse 43, A-1070 Vienna, Austria; Vienna University of Technology, (i2c), Karlsplatz 13, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: This paper examines results from recent initiatives (FEAT) in the area of art/science/technology interaction. We study cases of artistic residencies with research projects in the area of future and emerging technologies. The results show that artistic interaction with scientists and engineers can lead to new forms of impact for technology-oriented research projects with important long-term effects in public relation of research projects by means of the materiality of artworks. In addition, artists become early adopters of technology based on their acquisition of new competencies and experimentation with research technology. The results from our analysis also indicate a long-term effect on the social networks of both artists and researchers and suggest durable collaboration emerging from longer-term artistic residencies in technoscientific research projects.

Keywords: art; science; philosophy; creativity; ethics; future and emerging technologies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2017.089668

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2017 Vol.15 No.4, pp.436 - 446

Received: 26 Sep 2017
Accepted: 26 Sep 2017

Published online: 31 Jan 2018 *

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