“Boundary objects externalize abstract problems, which makes them less threatening. They are enormously useful when crossing boundaries between disciplines. The objects do not themselves have to solve problems, but they can set the ball rolling.”
XSEAD’s Showcase section a growing collection of high-impact work that demonstrate the value and impact of collaborating across disciplinary bounds. In less than a year, this has grown to include 24 sets containing 94 works, prepared by 22 contributors, and on behalf of 11 partner organizations. Contributions from a further 12 people are also in preparation!
We’re excited to announce that we are now inviting an open call for contributors to the Showcase section.
While, new submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis, there will be priority calls for focus topics of particular interest. The first deadline for submissions is June 15th 2014 and focuses on the following areas:
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Architecture and Digital Fabrication
- Health and Wellbeing
- University Initiatives
By becoming an XSEAD Content Curator, you can help develop an expanding archive that charts the successes and impact of interdisciplinary collaboration across science, engineering, arts, and design. To participate, you simply need to identify and prepare a description for three to five works you would like to see included in the Showcase section and that you feel represent high impact, creative and innovative outcomes from interdisciplinary collaboration.
More information on becoming an XSEAD Content Curator can be found at: http://xsead.cmu.edu/showcase/get_involved