Art is Not Research. Research is not Art

Kathryn Blair , Miriam Sturdee , Lindsay Macdonald Vermeulen , Lora Oehlberg



Art is not Research. Research is not Art. is a multimedia, multi-site participatory installation by a collective of artists and researchers from Calgary, Toronto, and Lancaster; it is informed by these contexts. It reflects the tensions between how “participants” are treated in participatory art and interaction research. It offers a framework through which we can explore how epistemologies might evolve in a blending between Art and Research. Visitors download the paper to read, critically reflect on the relationship between art and research, and experientially engage with the material through a series of creative prompts. A performance variation of the piece will be performed in-person and online through the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems alt.chi track.

Keywords:  Interdisciplinary ResearchResearch EthicsArts And ComputingResearch MethodsKnowledge Creation


Kathryn Blair, Miriam Sturdee, Lindsay Macdonald Vermeulen, Lora OehlbergArt is Not Research. Research is not ArtIn Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '22)ACM, New York, NY, USA  Page: 1-9.  DOI: