ARTICLES + RESOURCES

Collaborations between science and art are happening more and more frequently. Relational Space identifies relevant stories and initiatives around the globe and reports them here to inform and inspire our community.

Artists on the Research Team: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Team Science, Research Rigor, and Creative Dialogue

Health Promotion Practice

S. Springs & J. Baruch

July 24, 2021

Artists may be undervalued as key research collaborators because of integration difficulties with experts who possess different bodies of knowledge & different ways of examining & valuing the world. The translation of arts in public health research into policy and practice is improved when artists participate as stakeholders, community members, and disciplinary experts.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #PublicHealth

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Seismic Crustal Imaging Using Fin Whale Songs

Science

V. M. Kuna & J. L. Nábělek

July 23, 2021

The powerful sound waves of whale songs produce, reverberate and refract through the layers of rock beneath the station. Recordings of whale song can be used to gather information about the sediment along the floor as well as the crust beneath it. Animal vocalizations are useful not only for studying the animals themselves but also for investigating the environment that they inhabit.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #WhaleSong

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“Olympic Agora” Cultural Hub to Open Ahead of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Featuring a Series of Art Installations, Exhibitions and Digital Programmes Celebrating Olympism

US News Express

Staff

July 22, 2021

The Olympics spirit and ideals is expressed in a series of art installations on view from 1 July to 15 August 2021 to blend sport & culture; highlight the importance of the public; & demonstrate the power of sport and art to carry us in times of crisis.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Olympics

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The Art and Beauty of General Relativity

Interalia Magazine

Margaret Wertheim

July 21, 2021

At a time when there is increasing desire to bridge the worlds of art and science, general relativity reminds us there is artistry in science. In general relativity, & and imagination combine to synthesize a whole that neither alone could achieve.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Relativity

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Science Art as an Impetus for the Development of High-Tech Cities

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

T. E. Fadeeva, et al

July 20, 2021

An interdisciplinary practice is a creative impulse for scientists, an expansion of tools & technology for artists, a “growth point” for urban infrastructure & it strengthens the positive image of a modern city.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Collaboration #Cities

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Searching for the Language of the Universe

Canadian Art

R. L. Cutler & I. Koenig

July 19, 2021

Art & Physics share critical perspectives: both use metaphor/analogy, imagination, creativity & communication to inform creative processes imagination; and, consider the making of meaning through theoretical research & process-based investigations. Project TRIUMF collaborative co-thought enables new ways of thinking/knowing in relationships.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Physics

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Artificial Intelligence and the Arts: Toward Computational Creativity

The Next Step: Exponential Life

Ramón López de Mántaras

July 18, 2021

Computers play significant roles in creative activities such as Music, Architecture, Fine Arts and Science. Even without intentionality, can computational creativity be achieved through computer programs capable of replicating some aspects of creative behavior?

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #AI

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Art-technology Collaboration and Motivation Sources in Technologically Supported Artwork Buildup Project

Physics Procedia

A.Happonen et al

July 17, 2021

Collaborations between Artists and Engineers promote new ideas and new views on technology, as they learn new ways to go around the challenging technical limitations. Art is to be able to wrap up of accidental discoveries that come unexpectedly from work in process, as along as communication is a primary focus.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Technology

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

July 16, 2021


Long COVID: We Are Here! is an Art + Science (Virtual Reality) exhibition - 30% of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long-term health problems, even if asymptomatic. See what it’s all about https://www.LongCOVIDWeAreHere.com

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Crossing Kingdoms: How Can Art Open Up New Ways of Thinking About Science?

Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology

E. Szymanski et al

July 15, 2021

Art illuminates that usually hidden personal dimension so that wider audiences can engage with how research intersects with what it means to be human. Art opens up otherwise unconventional experiences of biotechnologies and provides opportunities for broader discussions about assumptions, implications, values, and risks in these technologies and the boundaries they challenge.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Ethics

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Art as a tool for local peace: Reflections of young artists in Syrian opposition-held areas

Political Settlements

J. Beaujouan, E. Ghreiz & A. El hafi

July 14, 2021

“The power of art lies in its ability to vehiculate complex feelings and messages simply and eloquently. By clarifying identities, worldviews, and experiences, art fosters mutual understanding and empathy; it can help mitigate conflicts and rebuild the social fabric.”

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Resilience

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An Organizational Perspective on ArtScience Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges of Platforms to Collaborate with Artists

Journal of Open Innovation Technology Market and Complexity

C. Schnugg & B. Song

July 13, 2021

Art+Science collaborations adds value to organizations including new ways of knowing and thinking, understanding of materials and processes, & learning. Moreover, Art+Science programs connect to the organizations’ goals of developing a new generation of leaders & driving a more adaptive, innovative culture.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Collaboration

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Science Communication for Social Inclusion: Exploring Science & Art Approaches

Journal of Science Communication

A. Matias, et al

July 12, 2021

The Arts can engage people for increased participation in science by blending the affective domain and cognitive domains of learning. High engagement that enhances social inclusioncan be achieved by building trust, emotional content, choosing a relatable topic & following participatory practices.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Dissemination

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Revealing Affinities between Art and Science

Interalia Magazine

Philip F. Palmedo

July 11, 2021

Symmetry, order, circles and fractals are essential underlying structures of both art & science. The nature of the creative act & the human emotions that accompany it are remarkably similar in art & science. Creativity in both areas involves understanding the current state of the field & taking a leap beyond the boundary.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science

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Rethinking Science Communication: Reflections on What Happens When Science Meets Comic Art

Journal of Science Commuication

Anna Jonsson & Maria Grafström

July 10, 2021

What happens when science meets comic art? Comic art can help to: (1)Conceptualize ideas in an early research phase; (2)Clarify the main argument by making the (un)written word visible; and, (3)Communicate science with an open end.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #ComicArt

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

July 9, 2021

Millions of people worldwide have Long COVID yet more than 30% of Americans remain completely unaware of what long COVID is. Everyone of us is suseptible - the long term impact of COVID can affect anyone who is infected with the virus, even those who are asymptomatic. Learn more in Art+Science VR immersive installation:

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Parkinson's Disease Changes How Art Is Perceived

Technology Networks

S. Humphries, J. Rick, D. Weintraub & A. Chatterjee

July 8, 2021


The brain's ability to construct abstract representations of movement influences people's aesthetic experiences of art. People with neurological motor dysfunction demonstrate decreased experiences of motion in abstract art & enhanced preferences for high-motion art..

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Neuroscience

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Space for STEAM: New Creativity Challenge in Education

Frontiers in Psychology

Henderika de Vries

July 7, 2021

A sustainable future requires solving problems  in an innovative & interdisciplinary ways. By broadening the STEAM education framework to integrate the scientific creativity, the Arts is no longer “simply added,” but an essential facet for empirical, creative cognition & innovative thinking.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Creativity

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Move and Be Moved: The Effect of Moving Specific Movement Elements on the Experience of Happiness

Frontiers in Psychology

J. van Geest, R. Samaritter & S. van Hooren

July 6, 2021

Happiness can be enhanced with dynamic body feedback & dance movement therapy (DMT) for individuals with psychosocial/psychiatric issues.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Dance

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Reconsidering Empathy: An Interpersonal Approach and Participatory Arts in the Medical Humanities

Journal of Medical Humanities

E. L. CaoCraig & D. B. Cross

July 5, 2021

The decline of empathy among health professional students is a concern for medical educators. An interpersonal approach to learning, through the participatory arts and humanities, enhances empathic capacities and increases the sense of shared responsibility for mproving the quality and equity of health as co- creators among their peers, colleagues, humanists, patients, and the public.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Empathy

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Visual Art Inspired by Climate Change—An Analysis of Audience Reactions to 37 Artworks Presented During 21st UN Climate Summit in Paris

PLoS One

C. A.Klöckner & L. K. Sommer

July4, 2021

Climate change-related art opens a space for people to make  climate change personally relevant especially when the art, doesn’t claim to tell "the truth" about climate change but leaves it up to the viewer to find their own truth.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #ClimateChange

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

July 3, 2021


The multi-organ damage of Long COVID is severe and completely disabling for millions of people globally, yet so little medical care is available. Relational Space’s Long COVID: We Are Here! is an immersive VR installation created by artists and scientist. Listen, watch, learn, become an ally.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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An Integrative Review of Arts-Based Strategies for Addressing Pain and Substance Use Disorder During the Opioid Crisis

Health Promotion Practice

J.A. Leis & C. I. Morrison

July 2, 2021

Music-based interventions may reduce postoperative and chronic pain and reduce the consumption of pain medication. Music-based interventions can also increase treatment motivation & readiness to change. These findings suggest that music has a role within integrated and holistic approaches to pain management.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Pain #Music

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Beyond words – The Potential of Arts-based Research on Human-Nature Connectedness

Ecosystems and People

Maximilian M. Muhr

July 1, 2021

Since AI is a set of algorithm, it cannot replicate the lived experience of a human being; therefore, AI is not able to create art in the same way that human artists do. Perhaps we can conceptualize AI algorithms as more than tools and closer to a medium and therefore not in conflict with human artists but can be a partnership for creativity.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #AI

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A New Renaissance for Creativity in Technology and the Arts in the Context of Virtual Worlds

The Visual Computer

R. A. Earnshaw

June 29, 2021

Digital media & virtual worlds provide a testbed for new types of content, creative processes & interdisciplinary collaborations. A new Renaissance between technology & the arts is envisioned.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Technology

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 28, 2021

An immersive VR installation about Long COVID.
A new way of experiencing Art - a new way of understanding Science.
Long COVID: We Are Here!

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science

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Beyond Words – the Potential of Arts-based Research on Human-Nature Connectedness

Ecosystems and People

Maximilian M. Muhr

June 27, 2021


The disconnect between modern societies & nature is an enormous sustainability challenge. Arts-based research is capable of tapping into emotions and embodied experiences, which are often neglected in science and unveiling nuances of human-nature connectedness that lie beyond words..

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Sustainability

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Creative Thinking in both Science and the Arts Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Scientific American

Avi Loeb

June 26, 2021

Creativity appears magically, in science & art, as an unpredictable fountain of inspiration. Unexpected, it delivers something new, distinct from common practices & ahead of its time.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Creativity

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 25, 2021

Long COVID is a complex, multi-system illness with debilitating impact to millions of people. Systemic inflammation requires evidence-based, Individualized and coordinated medical treatment. Instead symptoms are routinely dismissed as “feminine anxiety” - a devastating reaction to the prolonged suffering caused by COVID-19.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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It's Magic When Art, Science, and Technology Come Together

Interesting Engineering

Donovan Alexander

June 24, 2021

Art & science are not only about making things functional/appealing-the intersection of art, technology, & science can be a conduit for change, inspiring real-world solutions to global issues. The Oxman design project combats honeybee colony loss with controlled environments allowing populations to thrive year-round. 

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Technology

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh Jerome

June 23, 2021

We have Long COVID - many of us have been sick for more than a year. There is no medical care available. We have been abandoned and left alone to deal with unbearable distress. What will it take for you to see us?

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Creativity and Diversification: What Digital Systems Teach

Thinking Skills and Creativity

Dan C.Baciu

June 22, 2021

Any new idea is the product of all past ideas, creativity, & diversification. New culture is the reproduction of past culture, transformed by creativity and interplay. Our boundless universe makes space for countless digital systems, creativity, diversity & for further creative diversification.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Creativity

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Long COVID - We Are here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 21, 2020


When a person is unable to find treatment for Long COVID and is repeatedly dismissed, turned away and told to shake it off - they are just experiencing anxiety - it takes a toll. Long COVID is devastating; and millions are experiencing the disabling symptoms globally. Awareness + Action = Social Change

https://www.LongCOVIDWeAreHere.com

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Urban Public Space as a Didactic Platform: Raising Awareness of Climate Change through Experiencing Arts

Sustainability

Keunhye Lee

June 20, 2021

Art in public spaces can engage viewers to learn about and spread awareness of climate change. Artists can shape conversations about the environment & the artwork itself can be provocative and open new ways of thinking.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #ClimateChange

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 19, 2021

Artists and scientists collaborated to co-curate a Virtual Reality immersive exhibition (with or without headset) to raise awareness about Long COVID. Who does it impact? What do Long Haulers worldwide experience? Stand with us!

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 17, 2021

For long-haulers COVID does not recede after the acute infection. The collective desire to move on from the pandemic pushes us ever farther into the shadows - Please, Do NOT Look Away! We need your help. Stand with us.
Awareness + Action = Social Change

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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New UC Collaboration Focuses on Senses

UC News

Michael Miller

June 16, 2021

UC has launched a collaborative institute that brings science and art together to study sensing, from human and animal senses to the sensor technologies, that enable our modern lifestyles and provide medical care.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Sensors

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 14, 2021

Long Covid’s multi-system symptoms are serious & enormously debilitating. People wait for months to see a doctor, only to be told their physical symptoms are anxiety. Gaslighting leaves patients without adequate medical or social support & creates barriers to accommodation in work/school. Bring what is hidden to light. Support long-haulers!

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Art-Science Collaborations: Why Do They Matter to Medicine?

Leonardo

Caroline Wellbery

June 13, 2021

Art can communicate medical research to the public & foster new relationships able to jump-start creative ideas for new insights, technologies & collaborations that improve teamwork, raise social or historical contextual awareness, or inspire product development.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Medicine

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Long COVID We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 12, 2021

The challenges of teen life during a pandemic are tremendous…these challenges are magnified exponentially for teens with Long COVID. Do they have a voice or are they dismissed & overlooked? If you know a teen with symptoms of long COVID: https://www.chronicconnections.org & https://www.longcovidkids.org

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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