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Authorship in Art/Science Collaboration is Tricky

This is an ongoing project.


As an interdisciplinary team that creates interactive art installations, we discuss the concepts of authorship in context of the creation of two interactive art installations. In our experience, the continually evolving question of authorship raises questions about joint authorship, or how the people who have created the piece declare authorship; as well as shared authorship, or how the viewers who interact with the piece can affect change and therefore be thought of as having authorship.



Left Column: A Delicate Agreement. (a) art piece itself, while (b,c,d) show interaction from looking in the peephole to getting a reaction from the piece.
Right Column: Conditional Balance. (a and b) show the piece itself while (c and d) show how participants can cause a porcelain ball to break.