Experts in teamwork: Renaissance man 2.0

Bilde av kunstverket "Epiphyte Grove""Epiphyte Grove"/ Philip Beesley 2012 (Meta.Morf 2012) Photo: Andreas Schille

Experts in Team (EIT) is a course in which students apply their academic competence in interdisciplinary project work to learn teamwork skills to prepare them for working life. It is mandatory for all masters students at NTNU.

From the node genius to the ingenious hub
- The potential in network based consciousness, a project for investigating interdisciplinary practices within art and science
Village supervisor: Espen Gangvik / Jørgen Hallås Skatland

Science and art, human's highest forms of creativity, have through history diverged into two different intellectual forms. This village aim to challenge the notion of science and art as separate entities with the ambition of bringing down the artificial barriers that might be blocking major breakthroughs in human society and culture.

To do so we will investigate the potential in network based consciousness, specifically aimed at interdisciplinary practices in art and science; From the node genius to the ingenious hub, the Renaissance man 2.0.

Relevant competence

Students from all fields are very welcome, but we strongly encourage students engaged in art, art history, art and media science, architecture, music technology, philosophy, psychology, medicine, molecular medicine, neuroscience and bio- and nanotechnologies to participate.

About the village

Activity focus:

Mapping structure
Investigation of existing art and technology structures, domestic and global, and their potentials.
The notion of common nature in self organizing structures. How does this imply to art and technology research
Exploring structure
Engaging artistic potentials within structural behavior.
Designing experiments that explore self organizing structures.
Organizing structure
Mediating between art and technology: Events, Lecturing, Social connections, Communication methods.
Debate structure
Establishing a Think Tank with the purpose of discussing the philosophical and practical potential in the field of art and technology.

A Matter of Feeling
Self organizing structures – relational processes

"Art, design and architecture have become a question of relational design, which again concerns our cities, the environment, politics, consumer behavior, social relations, life itself.

Life is impure, revealing itself as an open and complex system with porous boundaries, bringing forth an endless social and biological diversity. Every relational system operates on affect, or as we often call it, feelings. Human and nonhuman actions and interactions are expressions of these networked relations.

What constitutes the connective behavior from which networks, and finally form emerge? Is it an empathy-based interaction, or in other words, a matter of feeling?"


Full backgorund information, inspiration and documentation:
Renaissance man 2.0 @ TEKS
Metamorf 2012
Florian Schneider: The Charismatic Self: Hybrid Divisions Of Labor In Creative Industries And Knowledge Production.
James Gimzewski: What art can do for science: Learning to learn.
Alex Adriaansens: A matter of feeling (Meta.Morf 2012)
Stanza: The Emergent City. A Life From Complexity to The City of Bits.

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

Contact form
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Tel. +47 73 59 79 00
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