The research general goal is to increase knowledge about the interdisciplinary intersection between digital art and software technology. The research questions explore the interplay between artwork, technology, artist, and audience. Sub-goals are:
G1. Develop knowledge on the interdisciplinary nature of software production in which the software process interact with artistic process (i.e. the creation of heavily software-dependent artworks).
G2. Support artists who utilize software for the creation of their artwork with software technology.
We focus on technology such as Arduino, processing, and scratch, which enable broad audience to become makers of digital artistic expressions. ArTe researchers exploit well defined research methods, supported by qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, to design and execute valid research studies.
The research is carried out at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. IDI has a well established PhD program with 100 active PhD students.