Keynote: Creative Incubators for a Common Culture
Dr Jill ScottAustralia / Switzerland
Dr Jill Scott is lecturer, professor and context provider with many years experience in the unique field of Art and Science research. She is Professor Emerita at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK) in Zürich and founded their Artists-in-Labs Program in 2000. She was the Vice Director of the Z-Node program- Planetary Collegium with 16 PhD graduates in clusters of art and science at the University of Plymouth, UK (2000 to 2016). Currently, she co-directs the LASER Salon in Zurich for Leonardo Society USA. Her own artwork spans 38 years of production about the human body, behaviour and body politics, and in the last 16 years she has focused on creative media art experiments about neuroscience, ecology and sensory perception called Neuromedia. She has written six books on art and science including,Artists-in-labs: Recomposing Art and Science (eds: Hediger, Scott 2016) and Transdiscourse 2 Turbulence and Reconstruction (ed: Scott 2015) both with de Gruyter press. She has served on many boards and juries including Science Xplore, Sitemapping (BAK Switzerland), ISEA international, and the Australian Research Council, and received international and national grants and sales for her media artworks.