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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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

Video from First Ground Works Live Event Is Now Available

Ground Works held its first live event as a virtual session in the a2ru national conference on October 28, 2020. In this session, entitled "Dear Arts Integration Community: A Letter of Inquiry from...

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November 16, 2020

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Featured Articles

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
Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork

“Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork” was a two-year research project that explored the construction of identity through the act of singing. The heart of the project was a six-month laboratory period in which the three of us worked closely together, on a full-time basis, as skilled perfo...

Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork

Ben Spatz, Nazlıhan Eda Erçin, and Agnieszka Mendel
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
Space Noise by Maite Iribarren, inspired by Coronal Mass Ejections. Photographer: Maite Iribarren. Used with permission

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Recent Commentaries

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Reviewer commentary by Lise Worthen-Chaudhari on Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

I am glad that I engaged this experiment in transdisciplinary review and feel that the conversational review format served to increase my agency as a maker at the intersection of art, science, and medicine.

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Reviewer commentary by Sydney Skybetter on Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

“Choreografish” thoughtfully applies choreographic practice to virtual reality, work that will no doubt shape dancerly engagement with the digital for years to come. What was most inspiring about the project was how it bravely braided strains of expertise that too rarely come into contact.