- Some personal observations on the relevance and urgency of collaborations between art, science and technology -
I have been director of The Arts and Genomics Centre at Leiden University in the Netherlands for more than five years now.1 The Arts and Genomics Centre is active at the interface of art, science and technology, and we have focused from the outset on exploring new forms of collaboration between the humanities, the life sciences and the arts.
In this paper I will reflect on why I think it is necessary for artists and scholars to engage with the sciences and participate in art-science collaboration. I will explain why The Arts and Genomics Centre believes it is important to explore new forms of collaboration between the humanities, the life sciences and the arts. I will also discuss the rhetoric and pitfalls of art-science collaborations, and how we can avoid these pitfalls. In that sense this paper is also about the specific role [ ... ] continue to full article