Collaboratory: Serious Play

I am leading an exploratory workshop with Jon McKenzie and Andrew Salyer TODAY, Monday Nov. 18, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.  The workshop, “Collaboratory:  Serious Play,” is part of the 2013-2014 A.W. Mellon Workshop at the UW-Madison Center for Humanities, Art and Scholarship, in Theory and Practice.

Collaboratory:  Serious Play
Exploratory Workshop
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 6:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Room 1160

This art and scholarship workshop/discussion/collaboration focuses on playful, creative scholarship.  At the center of our inquiry will be performative scholarship, artistic play within scholarly research, and performance-as-research.  When and how is theorizing a creative act?  How can art theorize?  What intersections do we notice between creative writing and scholarly writing?  Activities led by Andrew Salyer, Katrina Schaag, and Jon McKenzie will include:  experimental theory workshop, collaborative brainstorming, and translating and remediating ideas across scholarly, artistic, and hybrid forms and genres.
Before the workshop, take a look at some texts and objects that challenge our assumptions about what characterizes art vs. scholarship:

And please bring a journal/notebook, your laptop, 3 copies of a paragraph or page of your own academic/scholarly writing, and creative energy.  We look forward to collaborating with you!

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