Many of us have developed a love-hate relationship with our constructed disciplines. Deep knowledge in almost all areas of human inquiry has advanced society and quality of life for many of us. Yet as we advance, limitations and barriers within these systems reveal themselves begging for a new framework to move us forward the creation of a new system of thought that is inclusive, collaborative and integrative. The noble efforts of the editors and thought leaders represented in Routledge Handbook of Art, Science, and Technology Studies strives to give us a new language by which we can collectively imagine a future that draws from all areas of investigation. J.D. Talasek, Director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS), USA 'This massive and lavishly illustrated handbook presents and summarizes current work in an emergent field that the editors dub Art, Science, and Technology Studies (ASTS). The very presence of this handbook underlines the extent to which science, technology, and the arts have become interrelated without entirely erasing the integrity of each. Artists in residence have become commonplace in many scientific projects but, as the essays in this Handbook demonstrate, this is just the tip of the iceberg: art is intimately performed in science, and in art with scientific materials and techniques. Artists do not simply represent scientific and technological objects; they embed technoscience into works of art, without effacing those works as art. The dozens of authors who contributed to the handbook span numerous disciplines ranging from the natural and human sciences to the arts often in unique combinations. At the same time, the Handbook maintains coherence by creatively drawing upon established themes from science and technology studies such as social worlds, boundary work and boundary objects. The contributors include both well-known veterans and younger scholars who have begun to make their mark in ASTS. I know of no other source that provides such extensive and comprehensive coverage of this burgeoning trans-disciplinary field.' Michael Lynch, Professor Emeritus, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, USA 'This far-ranging volume spans a stunning breadth of original creative work at the art, science, and technology nexus, building on the interwoven histories of Science and Technology Studies, Media Studies, and Transdisciplinary Studies. Unique to the handbook is the systematic organization of methodologies, artistic approaches, and conceptual concerns that drive this bold and dynamic field.' Patricia Olynyk, Multimedia Artist and Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis, USA 'The book introduces Art, Science and Technology Studies as a new field of interdisciplinary inquiry and practice where both art and science contribute to knowledge-making. The dozens of essays included in the book examine the methods and methodologies used to bring art and science together, the structures that support these collaborations, the development and communication of projects realised as well as the engagement with the audience. While several authors in the publication delineate what we can learn from observing art and science in relation to one another, none of them pretends that art-science collaborations are frictionless. Or that they should be. In fact, many of the authors highlight issues such as the institutionalisation of both art and science, the possible instrumentalisation of art, the difficulties encountered while trying to create dialogues with the public around science and technology concerns. Most of them also suggest strategies that artists can adopt to protect their autonomy, find common ground with their science partners and new forms of critique emerge.' Rgine Debatty, Review for We Make Money Not Art
Hannah Star Rogers is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches the intersection of art and science. Megan K. Halpern is an Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University and a Scholar in Residence at MSUs Center for Interdisciplinarity. Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone is Faculty Senate Chair at the South Carolina Governors School for Science and Mathematics, where she teaches future engineers, from across the state, about the complexities of science, technology, and engineering in action. Dehlia Hannah is Mads vlisen Postdoctoral Fellow in Art and Natural Sciences at the Department of Chemistry and Biosciences at Aalborg University and a Research Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Art and ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen.
Foreword by Trevor Pinch Foreword by Caroline A. Jones Introduction: The past, present, and future of Art, Science, and Technology Studies Hannah Star Rogers and Megan K. Halpern Section 1: Constructing borders and borders at the intersections of art and science Hannah Star Rogers 1. What counts as data and for whom? The role of the modest witness in art-science collaboration Silvia Casini 2. What can science and technology studies learn from art and design? Reflections on Synthetic Aesthetics Jane Calvert and Pablo Schyfter 3. The skin of a living thought: art, science, and STS in Practice Hanna Rose Shell 4. Aesthetic strategies for engaging with environmental governance Christian Nold and Karolina Sobecka Section 2: Making multidisciplinary histories Hannah Star Rogers 5. The art-science complex Chris Salter 6. Infrastructural inversions in sound art and STS Owen Marshall 7. Emotion, affect and participation: why science communication practitioners should embrace a feminist ethics of care in their work Britt Wray 8. Robert Hookes Micrographia: a historical guide to navigating contemporary images Nina Sellars 9. The Xenopus pregnancy test: a performative experiment Eben K. Irksey, Dehlia Hannah, Charlie Lotterman, Lisa Jean Moore Section 3: Methods and modes Megan K. Halpern 10. Doing research by means of art Regula Valrie Burri 11. More than human trading zones in design research and pedagogy Laura Forlano and Carla Sedini 12. Discovering alternative technological futures through literature Jennifer L. Lieberman 13. Arts Work in the Age of Biotechnology: how art can make arguments in science and technology studies Hannah Star Rogers 14. Recipes for Technoutopia: on hospitality and infrastructure as experimental performance Stephanie Beth Steinhardt 15. Reflexivity practiced daily: theatricality in the performative doing of STS Yelena Gluzman Section 4: Collaborations and collisions in art-science Megan K. Halpern 16. Trading between science and art worlds: from biology laboratory to art exhibition Nora S. Vaage 17. Art, artists, and the wrong kind of science education Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone 18. Negotiations and love songs: integration, fairness, and balance in an art-science collaboration Megan K. Halpern 19. Transdisciplinary co-inquiry as curatorial methodology: from the Canadian Arctic to the Calder Valley, Yorkshire Nicola Triscott and Anna Santomauro Section 5: Institutions and infrastructures Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone 20. ArtSciLab: experimental publishing and knowledge production in collaborative transdisciplinary practices Alex Garcia Topete, Chaz Lilly, Cassini Nazir and Roger F. Malina 21. Polymathic pedagogies: creating the conditions for interdisciplinary enquiry in art and science Heather Barnett, Nathan Cohen and Adrian Holme 22. The future of arts integrative work: creating new avenues for advancing and expanding the field Edgar Cardenas, Sandra Rodegher, and Kevin Hamilton 23. Feasting the Lab and other projects: art and science that skirts the limits of institutional frameworks Jennifer Willet Section 6: Democracy and activism Hannah Star Rogers 24. We're all living in an Estroworld Mary Maggic 25. Rustbelt Theater and citizen science: childrens environmental justice narratives Lissette Lorenz 26. Artificial intelligence experience: participatory art workshops to explore AI imaginaries Christopher Wood 27. Human germline gene editing is bioart: an open letter to Lulu and Nana Adam Zaretsky Section 7: Art as partner and critic Hannah Star Rogers 28. The power of generative critique in art-energy projects Lea Schick 29. Hemlock Hospice: landscape ecology, art, and design as science communication Aaron M. Ellison and David Buckley Borden 30. Horizons of engagement: infrastructures of art and scholarship Alexandra Lakind, Nicole Bennett and Robert Lundberg 31. Big pigs, small wings: on genohype and artist