Dec 182021

Encontrei esta conferência com coisas interessantes de se ler..

E tudo começou com:
“This seminar invites artistic researchers of all disciplines to discuss and reflect on method. Method is the framework for the activities undertaken during the research, it decides what and how the researcher is going to do: how he/she recognizes particular phenomenon, reviewing the existing theories, data collection and analysis, understanding a foreign practice, describing the tacit and ineffable experience, organizing the arguments and evaluating empirical results etcetera. Method is, therefore, the steering wheel that guides the researcher to unknown territories and knowledge, and the supporter and stimulator to the artistic researcher’s intuitive ideas.

Method can take shape through a vast array of approaches, such as experimentation, hypothesis, theorization and creation, while each step is defined by the researcher’s aims, position and interests. I argue that artistic research method is idiosyncratic in nature and no two artistic research methods are identical. The configuration of method is always up to the researcher. Same as each culture has their own principles of baking bread, artistic research method can develop from different methodologies, for example, a deconstructive approach, an exploratory-oriented experimentation, or growing out of the clusters between different musical cultures.

Given the permission to design our own methods, we are left with various questions and doubts. On sustainability: can we reuse a method in different artistic research domains? If not, are we facing the problem of ambiguity of classifying artistic research method? Or should we embrace diversity without labeling? Other questions concern the practicality, effectiveness and feasibility of method: how do we know this is “the way” that directs us to the answers of our central questions? How do we evaluate the quality of a method? Eventually, is method the element that defines artistic research, and the element that distinguishes research from pure artistic manifestations”


Feb 012015

já foi mas..


In an increasingly connected world, we use computer technology in more and more of our work practices and everyday routines. End users face the challenge of adapting and combining these devices and technologies for their potentially various and differing purposes, and engage in creative, often collaborative, activities to make the infrastructures fit their practice.

End-user development has established itself as a research discipline that connects the ergonomics of programming with the users’ needs and abilities to shape the technological infrastructures they live in. The research does not aim at making everybody a programmer, but at allowing everybody to be in control of the technologies they live and work with at a degree of complexity of their choice. This includes improving the concepts and interfaces for programming and configuration as well as supporting end users in their activities to share, delegate and collaborate.

The IS-EUD 2015 in Madrid welcomes researchers and practitioners interested in exploring innovative, creative, simpler and more empowered ways of ideating, infrastructuring, configuring, adapting and programming our modern IT infrastructures at home and at work. We look at devices like smartphones, dishwashers, smart TVs, robots, cars, wearable IT, houses and laptops, and we look at practices and milieus like engineering, shopfloor, hackspaces, fab labs, app programming, e-health, e-mobility, e-democracy and energy efficient IT, and aim at improving tools, interfaces, processes and methods that support user-driven innovation.