5 Works

A Reflection on 'Machines that Dream'

Benjamin David Robert Bogart
The Watching and Dreaming body of work links AI with the apparent irrationality of dreams. The work is located at a paradoxical intersection of knowledge creation; the emphasis on formalism in computer science, the reductionism and empiricism in cognitive neuroscience, and the open-endedness and fluidity of artistic practice cannot be resolved as merely multidisciplinary... keywords: Dreaming, Mind Wandering, Generative Art, Site Specific Art, Art as Research, Photography

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Lise Worthen-Chaudhari
I was intrigued-but-wary when I first received Dr. Stanich’s (Veronica’s) invitation to review for a2ru Ground Works. On the one hand, I felt immediately excited about this novel opportunity. Engage with other makers in a structured academic improvisation at the interstices of dance, science, and medicine? Yes please! My heart and work lie at this intersection. I would LOVE to engage in meaningful ways with brilliant colleagues around emerging work in the space. Additionally, this...

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Eric Handman
I think I collaborate because I need help doing things. My private joke is that I have lots of projects in various stages of stagnation—so I need to work with others to get things done. When I received the initial information about Ground Works from my College of Fine Arts office, it struck me as a new kind of publishing enterprise that might suit the “slippery” (to use Sydney’s descriptor), hard-to-define, hard-to-fund (sigh…) kind of...

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Sydney Skybetter
Under normal circumstances, if I told you that one of my favorite memories from last year was an academic peer review process, you might be reasonably confident of my sarcasm. Too frequently, peer review is a slow, vestigial process designed to preserve critics’ anonymity and mitigate accountability for folks in positions of power. It also has the effect of maintaining notions of expertise tied to “disciplines” defined by gatekeepers, as well as other generally noxious...

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Veronica Stanich
When Ground Works Advisor Cheryl Ball suggested that peer review doesn’t need to be a solitary, purely evaluative process, we got excited about the possibility of a conversation among reviewers. Literally, a conversation--in real time, in which reviewers armed with a few preliminary opinions about the work get together and talk about it, preferably with cocktails. We imagined that they might even extend or expand the conversation to include the work’s creators, fostering a back-and-forth...

Registration Year

  • 2022
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Resource Types

  • Peer Review
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Affiliations

  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
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  • The Ohio State University
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  • Simon Fraser University
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  • University of Utah
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  • Brown University
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