Science, Design & Art

As a master in biology, holding a doctorate in social medicine, Iā€™m now deeply involved in social design. I like to combine knowledge from various domains and search for relations between the insights and methods from various disciplines in order to get grip on the complex issue of science communication for innovation. In research and education art in various forms is a source of inspiration to me. And from my own perspective I would like to add the Science-Art axis to our interactive research. Art helps to find analogies, images, to discover and describe ambiguous innovation practices. For example I make use of the ā€˜Cloudsā€™ of Berndnaut Smilde to describe what communication to me actually is: interactions between people in which they talk about technological ideas, fascinations, fears, organisation  structure, etc. Every single conversation is volatile, it will occur because people themselves feel the urge, or is it pressured from the outside. And then conversations occur and change directly. In an introduction to a special issue of Science Communication we wrote (Van der Sanden et al. 2016):

Communication is always attached to the processes of policy, governance, social psychology, science and technology developments and innovations. People talk about these aspects or behave alike. So communication at a certain moment is a cloud of a mixture of these micro concrete en abstract aspects. A cloud that appears, morphs, condensates, becomes visible, tangible, through its urgency, and then changes over time or disappears. That makes communication like an ill-defined, ill-structured phenomenon. In a network these clouds connect and disconnect, appear and disappear, are intense or extensive.

What I gather
What I draw myself to understand complexity in communication for innovation
What I draw myself to understand complexity in communication for innovation
What I draw myself to understand complexity in communication for innovation
What I draw myself to understand complexity in communication for innovation
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