The science communication project Making Artistic Technology uses participatory learning strategies to communicate the contents and results of the project ‘Artistic Technology Research’ to the general public.
Making Artistic Technology has a particular focus on communicating to young people and young women how they can self-learn technology by undertaking creative projects. The project “Researching Critical Media Arts & Artistic Technology” is situated within a unique interdisciplinary setting between MINT (mathematics, informatics, natural science and technology) and artistic research and production. It is the primary aim of Making Artistic Technology to communicate how knowledge can be generated through the creative use of technology within artistic practice, while also evangelising to young people the vast possibilities of open technologies that can be reached through self-education. Through this scientific communication program we aim not to teach people how to use technologies, but how to learn to make technologies. The program aims to foster a culture, especially in young people, of learning how to research using technology by encouraging them with demonstrations of our artistic outputs.