Studies in Material Thinking Vol. 8 on Experimental Arts

The lat­est is­sue of Studies in Ma­te­rial Think­ing has just been pub­lished. Vol­ume 8 on "Ex­per­i­men­tal Arts" is in­clud­ing the es­say "Ma­te­rials De­vel­op­ment as Trans­dis­ci­pli­nary Re­search Pro­cess", by Heike Kluss­man and Thorsten Kloost­er. Studies in Ma­te­rial Think­ing is an in­ter­na­tio­n­al jour­nal that re­ports on the peer re­viewed work of artists, de­sign­ers and writ­ers. It is a ve­hi­cle to sup­port the com­mu­ni­ca­tion and cri­tique of artis­tic and de­sign re­search from the van­tage point of both the ma­te­rial­i­ty and the po­et­ics of cre­a­tive re­search. The jour­nal aims to de­vel­op a se­ries of di­ver­gent po­si­tions, crit­i­cal ap­proach­es and con­tes­ta­tions around the term ‘ma­te­rial think­ing’, cen­tred as it is on an un­der­s­tand­ing of mak­ing, in­ven­tion, de­sign, cre­a­tive prac­tice and re­search metho­d­ol­o­gy.

The term "Ex­per­i­men­tal Arts" desig­nates a field of re­search and prac­tice char­ac­terised by in­no­va­tive trans­dis­ci­pli­nary think­ing, boundary cross­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tive in­vesti­ga­tion. This is­sue of SMT pro­files a range of cre­a­tive pro­jects in this field, along with anal­y­sis of ex­per­i­men­tal arts as a site of dis­cov­ery, gen­er­at­ing in­sights and prac­ti­cal strate­gies in re­la­tion to cur­rent tech­no­log­i­cal, so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues. Edit­ed by Jill Ben­nett, Ross Har­ley, Dou­glas Kahn and Paul Tho­mas of the Na­tio­n­al In­sti­tute for Ex­per­i­men­tal Arts, Col­lege of Fine Arts, Uni­ver­si­ty of New South Wales in as­so­ci­a­tion with Nan­cy de Fre­i­tas, School of Art and De­sign, AUT Uni­ver­si­ty, Auck­land.

Please down­load the es­say from the SMT web­site.