Does research at the intersection of art, design & science require particular forms of publication and dissemination? This is one of the topics of discussion at the symposium this coming Friday 30 March.
Just recently, a new opportunity to publish your artistic and design-driven research has been created through the new peer-reviewed Journal for Artistic Research (JAR), for which KTH contributes web-hosting.
JAR is published by the international Society for Artistic Research (SAR), which was established in 2010 to encourage discussion and activity dedicated to artistic research. KTH is currently negotiating full membership in SAR, following the in-kind contribution connected to the web-hosting. This will be addressed at the symposium, as it is our mission to engage KTH researchers in the new possibilities that SAR and JAR offer. SAR’s President Anna Lindal and Vice-President Rolf Hughes are two of our guest speakers.
The first issue of JAR has just been released. Its editor-in-chief Michael Schwab comments in his Editorial that: “JAR builds on its interest in improving the artistic and intellectual value of research publications, by strengthening the link to the community of artists and researchers. The publication of JAR 1 is a particularly important occasion for us, because, over the past months we have been looking at the key problem of how best to peer-review artistic research. We have come up with a solution we are tentatively proud of, aware that the peer-reviewing we propose is vital for the journal’s credibility, artistic or otherwise. We are interested to hear what you think.”
So don’t hesitate, navigate on JAR’s website and register an account! Foundational to the Journal for Artistic Research is its Research Catalogue, a highly inclusive, searchable database for archiving artistic research. RC content is not peer reviewed, but you can publish here and submit your ‘research exposition‘ for review to JAR. Research exposition is comparable to what ‘articles’ are in other journal contexts. In the RC an exposition is meant to expose practice as research, which means that a simple documentation of works may be insufficient. A large variety of file-formats are possible, you can read more about this here.
The open source status of the RC is essential to its nature and serves its function as a connective and transitional layer between academic discourse and artistic practice, thereby constituting a discursive field for artistic research. It creates a link between
(1) elaborated documentation of the work; and (2) expositions and comments that engage with the contribution of the work as research.
If you want to know more about this, and especially if you want to be part of a local work group at KTH to develop JAR as a platform, please contact me in my role as Coordinator of Artistic and Design-led Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gerhard Eckel, Affiliate Professor at CSC, Speach, Music and Hearing (email@example.com).