Developing Cloud Curriculum in Art and Science workshop


DATE: 19thth November TIME:  3.30 – 6.30 pm


LOCATION: Aalborg University Copenhagen, AC Meyersvænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen.

Workshop moderators:

Associate Professor Paul Thomas, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales;

Morten Søndergaard, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Media Art Curator, Aalborg University Copenhagen.


‘So what would a “Art Science Cloud Curriculum” be in the face of networked culture?’

The Leonardo Education and  Arts Forum (a working group of Leonardo ® /ISAST),continues its successful international education event-initiative and correspondingly we are organising a  workshop  to generate and build an internationally recognised and Leonardo endorsed art and science cloud curriculum course outline. You are invited to participate in workshop that will develop a curriculum that could become a benchmark of what is quintessentially important for a person to  engage in the world of research at the core of Art/Science.


Hosted by  Re-New  The Interactive Media Arts Conference (IMAC) annual interdisciplinary and international conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Re-New provides the ideal framework for artists, curators, researchers, engineers and students to meet, present and discuss their findings in new media art. IMAC 2012 is held in parallel with the re-new 2012 digital arts festival, on November 19-24 2012 and for this year, IMAC 2012 wishes to take a fresh look at Cybernetics.

This workshop is established in collaboration with the research being developed for the SEAD curriculum white paper and STEAM. The proposed workshop would be able to define and construct an actual sample curriculum that would be placed on the art sci cloud curriculum wiki under a creative commons license.

The workshop would happen in real-time and online with invited collaborators and conference delegates;


The workshop would encourage contemporary scholars, artists, scientists and theorist in the area of art and science to discuss, suggest and create the aims, attributes, readers and course work that should be undertaken to produce a fundamental set of considerations that would enable students to engage in the world of art and science.

The workshop would utilize contemporary networked technologies to build the curriculum in real-time that would become the foundation of an art and science cloud curriculum wiki.
The project aims to use the wiki to affect a shift in the perception of art and science students and staff toward an understanding of new paradigms of research and learning that challenge and transcend disciplinary boundaries. The curriculum will privilege metacognitive interrogation of content and (re)visioning of traditional disciplinary research methodologies using a syncretic integration of heuristic and practice-based inquiry.

The workshops will build on previous Leonardo Education and Art Forum: Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation workshop held in 2011.



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Paul Thomas

College of Fine Arts, UNSW.

Curtin University, WA

Leonardo Education and Art Forum: International Liaison.