SEAD: White Papers
Contributed by Morgan Fritz on 25 Mar 2014
Report and meta-analysis Introduction The SEAD network is a community of advocates for the importance and value of research and creative work across the arts and sciences. There are two groups funded by NSF EAGER grants: NSEAD and XSEAD. SEAD was adopted to acknowledge that the two groups have linkages. The White Papers project was proposed early on within the NSEAD group as a way to build community around perceived challenges and opportunities relative to engagaing art/design with engineering/science disciplines. The White Papers Working Group is conducting this research for the network going forward, to structure actions and make them relevant to stakeholders. The papers posted here are the response to this open call from our global network. They represent a spectrum of interests in advocating for trans-disciplinarity between arts, sciences, and technologies. The call asked for authors to submit a plan of action and identify stakeholders who might be instrumental in carrying out such plans. The individual efforts do not represent a collective aim towards any explicit initiative. Rather, they offer a broad array of views on barriers faced and prospective solutions. The SEAD White Papers project is not intended to offer direct proposals for funding, though some individual papers may do so.