Monday, 27 February 2012

Mon 27 February 12pm Lunchtime Talk: Teaching Critical Thought

Enthusiasm in the idea of transdisciplinarity should embrace teaching. Just over a year ago at the inaugural meeting of the TD Group, we began thinking about teaching Critical and Creative Thought across faculties. Since then, the idea has taken many forms. Ideas have come and gone. We have convened a Critical Thought Summer School for final year and research students, with huge success. This will be repeated this summer.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Wed 22 Feb 12.00pm Toby Moores: Social TV

A short exploration of the Sleepydog approach to the socialisation of TV from early beginnings in 2002. I will demo a couple of interfaces and describe how we set about influencing Hollywood.

Toby Moores, Sleepydog

In the Transdisciplinary Common Room (TDC), Fletcher Quad

Don’t eat your sandwiches alone at your desk! Bring them to the TDC and enjoy an informal and stimulating lunch break. There will be a pot of tea on the go.

UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science

The next competition takes place in 2012

Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
The UdK Berlin is one of the biggest, most traditional institutions of
advanced artistic education in the world. It has the right to award
doctorates and post-doctoral lecturing qualifications and offers more
than 40 study courses covering the full spectrum of the arts and
related academic fields. With its Colleges of Fine Art, Design, Music
and Performing Arts and the Central Institute of Continuing Education
it is one of the few centres of advanced art education in Germany with
university status.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Mon 20 Feb 4.00pm Prof Ann Light: Research as Intervention: a case of transdisciplinary studying?

The first in our series of Teatime Talks. Tea and cakes are on the house.

According to Wikipedia, what sets transdisciplinary studies apart is an emphasis on real-world engagement, investigation, and participation in addressing issues and problems in a manner that explicitly destabilizes disciplinary boundaries while respecting disciplinary expertise. Tim Ingold (2012) has questioned whether it is even meaningful to talk of boundaries. Instead he rejects spatialising metaphors: “scholars do not inhabit fields but follow paths. They are, if you will, like walkers rather than cows”. He suggests that a discipline is not so much a bounded field as a tangle of pathways that happen, at least for a certain period of time, to have converged.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Thu 16 Feb 12.00pm Lunchtime Talk: Ethnography in Action! Investigating the Supermarket Experience of Elderly Consumers

Ethnography in Action! 
Investigating the Supermarket Experience of
Elderly Consumers.

Speaker: Dr Eujin Pei, Department of Product & Furniture Design
Session: Thursday 16 Feb 12:00-12:30pm at the TDC

Older consumers now comprise a large part of the population and groceries make up a major proportion of their shopping expenditure. As senior citizens become healthier and wealthier, there is a tendency for them to shop more frequently. As such, they are now perceived to be an important market segment for food retailers.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Wed 15 Feb 2pm TDC Seminar: Transmedia Books at The if:book Cafe

Tea and cakes will be provided :)

Based on his experience at the if:book Cafe at Hornsey Library, London, Chris Meade talks about the concept of the Unlibrary where people and networks matter more than collections, and the potential for transmedia publishing by local creative communities which are playful, collaborative - and resilient in the face of cutbacks.

Chris Meade, if:book

Mon 13 Feb 12.30pm Lunchtime Talk: Sustainable development - the ultimate interdisciplinary topic?

This session will start with viewing Professor Tim Jackson's TED talk, 'Reality Check', which illustrates the application of both economic and psychology thinking on the topic of sustainability. It will (hopefully) lead to a discussion of how many disciplines can explore the issue.

Dr Caroline Wilson

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

CFP: The Second International Conference on TRANSDISCIPLINARY IMAGING

CFP: The Second International Conference on TRANSDISCIPLINARY IMAGING at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture

Takes place on 22 * 23, June at Victorian College of the Arts,
Federation Hall, Grant Street, Southbank, Melbourne 3006
Call for papers: Interference strategies for art
Deadline for Abstracts: March 30, 2012

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference seeks papers that explore the
theme of *Interference* within practices of contemporary image
making. Today we*re saturated with images from all disciplines,
whether it*s the creation of *beautiful visualisations* for
science, the torrent of images uploaded to social media services like
Flickr, or the billions of queries made to vast visual data archives
such as Google Images. These machinic interpretations of the visual and
sensorial experience of the world are producing a new spectacle of media
pollution. Machines are in many ways the new artists.