We are preparing a collaborative proposal for the NanoARTS call by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI).
What happened sofar...
Application Hackteria ZET and friends
As many of our friends of the hackteria network got involved, we had quite a nice crew going to Fribourg, including the remote collaborators being live updated online.
Matchmaking event at AMI
As our applicants to the matchmaking event were partially living in other parts of this globe, or travelling to Indonesia, we extended our team to be able to meet and present at the event hosted at AMI.
We regularly met on our Big Blue Button hosted by Digitale Gesellschaft: https://www.digitale-gesellschaft.ch/pub/hackteria
Writing the application
Our notes are on the mega cloud hosted by hackteria.org: https://mega.hackteria.org/index.php/s/CT8kWQXEWzTn4PE
Link to online submission: https://www3.unifr.ch/form/ami/view.php?id=17378
Motivation (by Abao)
I am always interested in light and all the attribute in light, including polarizing, light is both wave and particle, and what are the possibilities brought by the new technology in art, especially single photon level technology and quantum phenomenon. To me that is not just a utility tool, and also an approach or interface to conciseness science in philosophical level. How modern philosophy and conscious science is shaped by modern science, like theories made by Giulio Tononi (the IIT theory), David Chalmers, David Presiti.
Motivation (by easily)
My fascination in science has always been carried by the interchange of different disciplines. There is barely a phenomenon which can be fully understood by only looking at one scientific aspect. This lead me to study physics and biology at the University of Bern and is also the reason why I started my studies at the Adolphe Merkle Institute.
But Science is not only about understanding, a great part is about making people understand what the science is about. As science gets more complex, it makes it harder to display research in an "easy going" way. NanoArts is thus an amazing opportunity to approach this issue, and bring science in an artistic way closer to the public. As I'm also a hobby artist in a smaller scheme, I'm looking forward to learn and grow from this collaboration with the Hackteria Network in a scientific and artistic way and paving a path towards artful science.
Motivation (by dusjagr)
I am mostly interested in the modalities of transdisciplinary collaboration, and will try to contribute with this, and bring a great project to our space Hackteria ZET - Open Science Lab for production.
This NanoArts collaborative process is an opportunity to put in practice some of my personal experience in transdisciplinary moderation & communication. I hope to be able to translate some of the nano-lingo within our collective project team, due to my personal research background in related fields of bionanotechnology, surface science and materials science & engineering (back in the days...1995-2007).
Additionally it's a great chance for my friend and collaborator, Abao, to work with us here in Switzerland, and learn and research more deeply into the "high-end" laboratory methods and underlying fundamental concepts with access to an established research environment for the nano sciences at AMI, and in contunious dialogue with our tandem partner, René.
I am also interested organize small retreats during the different project phases, where we can meet each other outside of the "predefined" roles and define the collaborative objectives more in more detail, during long nights of cooking & eating together, jamming and making music together and reflect on underlying philosophical concepts of our shared interests.