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Robots in an Art Competition – The challenge to show emotions

Robots in an Art Competition - The challenge to show emotions

eLearningworld News Robot Art is a competition where 19 schools with their research teams from different parts of the world are competing of who can build the most artistic robot. Then the art is exhibited at an exhibition in Seattle May 14, where the winner is announced. The winners receive totally 0 000. From Halmstad University, in southwestern Sweden, the robot Baxter is participating for the second time. Last year the task was to interpret… Continue reading

Design thinking in India in the 60s and today

Design thinking in India in the 60s and today

eLearningworld News National Institute of Design (NID) in India was set up in 1961 and became a pioneer in the field with important influences from the German design schools of Ulm and Bauhaus. The pedagogy was from start set on bridging aesthetic of art and the practice of the industry. This included using different materials creatively and in surprising fields of use. Mihir Bholey, a senior faculty of National Institute of Design, writes in the… Continue reading

Neuroscience research supports Kant’s Artwork theory

Neuroscience research supports Kant’s Artwork theory

A team from Erasmus University in Rotterdam has tested how the unconscious brain responds to art. The results show that if we are being told that an image is an artwork or not we automatically change our response, either by upgrading or downgrading the emotional experience. The research method was based on two experiments with 24 students. They were asked to evaluate pictures, some of the real events and some of the artworks, both pleasant and… Continue reading

Latest News: Creating for the future – Focus on Art in School

Latest News: Creating for the future - Focus on Art in School

eLearningworld News from Finland Creative design in different forms of art is one of the main sources to create competitive advantage, both when it comes to products and services but also for marketing and brand publishing. Besides education for a future working life art is boosting creativity in general. This development has been acknowledged by the Finnish Minister of Education and Culture, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen that after sending a survey to all pupils in Finland that… Continue reading

Latest News: Design in Tech Report 2016 – STEM has to adopt an A

Latest News: Entrepreneur opens two new STEAM-schools

eLearningworld News from US “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.” With this background it is time to rethink education is some of the main conclusions in the “Design in Tech Report 2016”. This should be seen in the light that 89% of the companies believe that customer experience will be their primary basis for competition by 2016, versus 36% four years ago, according to Gartner Report. This means that… Continue reading

Latest News: Google launching a bridge to Virtual Reality

Latest News: Online Education Marketplace forms the bridge to the future

eLearningworld News from the World Google’s VR View is focusing on simplifying the process of develop images and videos into a magical virtual reality experience in mobile devices as well as on the web. The native apps developer can embed a VR view by grabbing the latest Cardboard SDK for Android or iOS and include some code, while on the web VR View is as simple as include an iframe (mirror-page) on a web-page. Google’s… Continue reading

Latest News: Integrating Art into Classroom Learning

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eLearningworld News from UK and US The creative industries play a vital role in upholding cultural and economic health. In UK the sector is employing 1.7 million people and adding £77 billion to the UK economy in 2013. In addition it is creating growth and jobs in many other industries too. In a speech, October 15, the UK Schools Minister Nick Gibb welcomed an initiative to further increase cultural education in UK schools. He claimed… Continue reading

Latest News: New School teaching the Art of Disobedience

Latest News: School-system disables Arts and Culture

eLearningworld News from Finland The Finnish Museum of Modern Art is opening the School of Disobedience in September. The learning environment consists of a programme to teach young people to become social activists. The founder of the school is controversial artist Janni Leinonen that has invited a crowd of cultural and political activists as teachers. The core of the education is to bring forward the ethical aspects of social phenomenon that often is not taught… Continue reading

Latest News: STARTS – European crossroad for ICT and Art to create Medici-effects

Latest News: STARTS - European crossroad for ICT and Art to create Medici-effects

eLearningworld News from Europe A new report from the EU Commission called “ICT Art Connect Activities Linking ICT and Art” shows ground-breaking effects of connecting art and ICT in e.g. education. “To think out-of-the-box is a well-known objective in innovation processes. Artists, however, are more interested in getting rid of the box.” This is a vision that works perfectly in accordance with the open source ideology of the web. From this perspective the EU-project STARTS… Continue reading