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Art-technology collaboration and motivation sources in technologically supported artwork buildup project

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Publication Details
Authors: Happonen Ari, Stepanov Alexander, Hirvimäki Marika, Manninen Matti, Dennisuk William, Piili Heidi, Salminen Antti
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Physics Procedia
Title of parent publication: 5th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, Nolamp 15
Volume number: 78C
Start page: 407
End page: 414
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication

This study is based on observed outcomes of motivation sources and collaboration elements from a living lab style co-operation project. In this project, researchers of engineering science and an individual artist co-operated closely. The goal was to create an artwork made from corrugated board by utilizing laser cutting technology. In the context of this study, the scientist and the artist participated in the whole process and the research was done in living lab style arrangement. The research process integrated multiple experts from different scientific fields and experts from practical contexts to develop a new art design and art forming process with utilization of laser cutting technology. The purpose of this study was to find out and discuss about the key elements for high motivation to work together and then reveal the best practice findings in this co-operative development process. These elements were studied from three different points of view: artists view, collaboration motivation view and practical cutting point of view. The elements were analysed by utilizing an active documentation collection methodology, during the whole process, and by using story-telling methodology. The documents were used to reflect facts and feelings from the co-operation, the work process and the challenges encountered within collaboration. This article contributes to research methodology and best practice context by revealing the key elements, which build the motivation compelling (as personal inner motivation) the participant to work out of office hours as well as on weekends. Furthermore, as the artist-engineer co-operation is not frequently reported in scientific literature, this study reveals valuable information for practitioners and co-operation researchers.

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