On the 16th of February 2015 Ligatus held a CCW workshop at Chelsea College of Arts to discuss documenting practice in art and design. This was in preparation for the "Research Data Spring" JISC sandpit. Participants included:
- Prof. Malcolm Quinn,
- Prof. Steven Scrivener,
- Dr Michael Asbury,
- Chris Follows,
- Claire Mokrauer-Madden,
- Dr Athanasios Velios
I started the workshop with a short introduction on the value of documenting process in the interpretation of the final output. The short presentation can be found here:
A summary of some important points made during the discussion follows:
- Art historical research mostly relies on the output of an artist over a period of time, therefore any system to track contextual research data should be active over a long period of time.
- Some artists consider self-archiving as a problem and distraction from their work. Collecting contextual research data automatically may solve this problem.
Rough notes from the meeting are attached - thank you Claire for producing these!
More discussions on this to follow.