Join a “Vibrant Ecologies of Research” Reading Club

a2ru News, Ground Works
Group sitting around a large table with an illuminated, augmented reality image of buildings hovering above table.

Sep 6, 2022

Be part of an ecology of readers this fall!

Vibrant Ecologies of Research is the first special collection on Ground Works, a2ru’s online platform for arts-integrated research. Through peer-reviewed projects and invited commentaries, it explores the ecologies where arts-based inquiry thrives in conversation with social and scientific research.

Dig deeper into Vibrant Ecologies of Research in a reading club where you can discuss and cross-pollinate ideas. Whether you have a pre-existing group ready to read this special collection together, or like the idea of reading together but need to be connected with a group, we can help you get started and provide initial fuel for your conversation. 

To support your reading club, a2ru offers: 

  • Easy-to-use guides for three club meetings. Meet whenever is convenient for your club, and use tips and prompts on the guides to get started. (Download the guides below). 
  • Ask-Them-Anything webinars with Vibrant Ecologies Editor Aaron D. Knochel and select contributors. Archival videos of Part 1 and Part 2 are now available for viewing.
  • Assistance joining or forming a club. If you are solo and would like to be connected to a group of readers, email a2ru-editorgw@umich.edu. Likewise, email us if your group would welcome extra members.

Got a club? Keep in touch! Send an email to a2ru-editorgw@umich.edu so we can be sure to keep you up to date with new Reading Club activities.

Download Meeting Guide 1

Download Meeting Guide 2

Download Meeting Guide 3

Image Above: 3D and 4D Data Visualization and Mixed Reality workshop with Curtis Wong, Steve Druker, Dave Brown of Microsoft Research, demonstrating capabilities of mixed reality and Hololens. Excerpted from “ASKXXI: Ecologies of Interdisciplinary Research and Practice in Art & Science and Technology,” one of the featured projects in “Vibrant Ecologies of Research.”

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