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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a2ru Ground Works accepts project submissions on a rolling basis. We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with other disci...

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November 16, 2021

Video from "Understanding Vibrant Ecologies of Research" is Available

In preparation for the release of our first Ground Works special edition, Vibrant Ecologies of Research, we held a panel discussion at the a2ru 2021 national conference. Guest Editor Aaron D. K...

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November 9, 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

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Unfolding the Genome

From 2009-2011, we worked together at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Broad Institute, n.d.), building on a study (Lieberman-Aiden & Van Berkum et al., 2009) that made it possible to explore how the human genome, the DNA contained in every cell of the body, folds in 3D. At the outset o...

Unfolding the Genome

Gupi Ranganathan, Erez Lieberman Aiden, and Aiden Lab
Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences (CENAS)

Borrowing the Spanish word for “dinner,” CENAS is a transdisciplinary working group of scholars and artists developing, implementing and evaluating innovative approaches to healthy eating at the individual and community level, with arts practices at its center. Since 2012, CENAS has been involve...

Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences (CENAS)

Tamara Underiner, Stephani Etheridge Woodson, Robert Karimi, and Seline Szkupinski Quiroga
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
Space Noise by Maite Iribarren, inspired by Coronal Mass Ejections. Photographer: Maite Iribarren. Used with permission

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Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

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

We imagined that they might even extend or expand the conversation to include the work’s creators, fostering a back-and-forth that would fortify the work and counteract scholarly isolation...I can confidently report that the review-as-real-time-conversation works

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.