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Emerging methodologies for interdisciplinary research practice

Author:
Forbes, Angus Graeme
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Media Arts and Technology
Degree Supervisor:
George Legrady
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2014
Issued Date:
2014
Topics:
Art History, Multimedia Communications, and Computer Science
Keywords:
Research practice
Media arts
Methodologies
Visualization
Interdisciplinary
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
Description:

Media arts practice often includes activities that may be at odds with the goals of empirically-oriented research, such as experimenting with representation, challenging cultural assumptions, and questioning the meaning and impacts of technology and innovation. This dissertation investigates the following question: what methodologies effectively enable media artists to operate both pragmatically and creatively within interdisciplinary research projects? To answer this question, I propose framing media arts activities in terms of the following methodological themes: generation, augmentation, provocation, and mediation. I present a series of collaborative art works and research projects---including Data Flow, Fluid Automata, Information Poems, Annular Genealogy, Natural Material Browser, among others---as case studies that elucidate these overlapping themes. I contend that they more accurately describe the creative activities of media artists, and moreover that they provide an effective way for explaining the emerging roles of the media artist when integrating creative arts practices into interdisciplinary research projects.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (245 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f33b5x7c
ISBN:
9781303872457
Catalog System Number:
990044635490203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Angus Forbes
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