The objective of the application is to establish a platform for collaboration between the institutions doing research in arts and technology, and relevant partners within the fields of technology and arts - nationally and internationally.
The primary objective is to develop a joint application for a National Center for Infrastructure in artistic-technological research exploiting the recent developments in network capacity and speed to provide an interconnected network of research facilities distributed throughout Norway.
The development of these facilities provides the breeding ground for the establishment of a research network with resources from institutional technological and artistic research as well as R&D in the private sector.
This will provide an incubator for interdisciplinary research and serve as structural basis for collaborations between researchers and developers within the domains of technology and fine arts.
As an example, the music technology community will use this project to explore the possibilities of developing a joint, combined research/development and education group within the field of Sound and Music Computing (SMC). This is a rapidly emerging field, and there is currently no institution or faculty in Norway that is able to provide all the necessary staff/talent and resources needed to do high level research and eduction within this field. This will be possible only through collaboration between different institutions and faculties.
The project will be realized through a series of seminars involving an expanding set of relevant partners, from institutions and relevant faculty expanding to other disciplines, and then to external partners and developers in Norway, and internationally. The project will result in an application to the Research Council's program for national infrastructure, an SMC research group project and a paper describing a road map for further collaboration including a timeline and specific goals.