Puhlkari by Kira Bhumber. Photographer: Andrew Howell. Used with permission

Ground Works is a platform for exemplary arts-inclusive research projects and reflection on the processes that drive interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Ask An Editor April 2021

Wonder where you’ll publish the arts-integrative research you’re doing this summer?
Interested in connecting with other people who work in the interstices of the arts and other discipline...

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March 3, 2021

Video from Webinar "Publishing Art Online" Now Available

Check out the video of a2ru's Feb 26 webinar, "Publishing Art Online: An Editor's-Eye View." Kevin Hamilton moderates this conversation among editors from *a2ru Groun...

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February 11, 2021

Ground Works Seeks Submissions

a2ru Ground Works is now accepting project submissions on a rolling basis. We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with othe...

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November 19, 2020

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Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

Choreografish is a participatory research project leveraging virtual reality, arts engagement, and design to collaborate with young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research team was motivated by a combination of observations: that some people with ASD experience social anxiety and...

Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

Eric Handman, Roger Altizer, Cheryl Wright, and Greg Bayles
Green Light SONATA: Improvisation at the Intersection of Art and Science

The Green Light SONATA project originated with a hunch in the engineering domain, but could only materialize through true collaboration of researchers working across disciplines. The project tested the hypothesis that translating simulated traffic information into music could lead to musical reso...

Green Light SONATA: Improvisation at the Intersection of Art and Science

Anne Elise Thomas, Montasir Abbas, Charles Nichols, and Qichao Wang
Machines That Dream

Watching and Dreaming is a body of work that enables the viewer to peer inside the “mind” of a machine to observe its perceptions, mind wanderings, and dreams. This is not a metaphorical representation of dreams, nor a technical exercise in AI such as DeepDream [1] but the realization of a comput...

Machines That Dream

Benjamin David Robert Bogart
Space Noise by Maite Iribarren, inspired by Coronal Mass Ejections. Photographer: Maite Iribarren. Used with permission

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Recent Commentaries

A Reflection on 'Machines that Dream'

Author commentary by Benjamin David Robert Bogart on Machines That Dream

My aim is not merely to make use of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience, but to contribute through the generative capacity of artistic practice. However, the work remains in limbo, unpublished in disciplinary contexts and merely summarized in interdisciplinary journals.

Groundwork for Ground Works

Commentary on Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences (CENAS)

As early groundwork for Ground Works, a2ru invited submissions of interdisciplinary projects. Six of those projects played a seminal role in shaping the platform and helping to define the a2ru transdisciplinary space.