Essay Assignment 4 (Art)
This essay assignment concerns the lectures and readings of the 8th and 9th lectures (Art as an object of study and art and knowledge). The suggested length is 1-2 pages, font size 12, spacing 1.5. The deadline is 21.4 at 23:00.
Please choose one of the following themes for your essay:
Write a short text using an existing artwork to highlight or explain a concept, theory or phenomenon within your field of study. Use said art work to investigate or clarify your phenomenon of choice. Look into the short essay by Bruno Latour in the “Readings” section to see an example of a text of this type. The artwork can be of any medium.
OR answer the following question:
What does modesty as a value for research mean in your field of study? Could this modest approach mean there would be room in your field to implement more experimental methods, like artistic research? (If your research is already artistic, contemplate on whether it should be held to similar standards as scientific research or not and what its role is within the scientific community.)
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