Showcasing High-Impact Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Digital Curation of the art/science community within XSEAD

Demonstration
Aisling Kelliher, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

The past forty years has witnessed the emergence of a growing, but disconnected, critical mass of researchers, practitioners and educators producing a rich portfolio of impactful hybrid work. While several past efforts have created archives and databases cataloguing work across science, art and technology, they also highlight many challenges in maintenance, dissemination, scale, reach and engagement, multimodality and community inclusiveness. Building upon lessons learned from previous initiatives, coupled with the identification of opportunities for creating benefit both to the art-science community and the broader public, we have developed XSEAD [http://xsead.org] - an online platform supporting networks of creativity and innovation across science, engineering, art and design.

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