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w/k is an online journal that has set itself the task of investigating all connections between science and art (see Goals of w/k)

Concept and w/k categories

In the two domains of articles by artists, articles about artists and interviews, w/k focuses on the connections between science and visual arts, distinguishing three types of individuals:

Type 1: We call those who are active both as scientists and as visual artists as border crossers between science and the visual arts. Leonardo da Vinci is a border crosser of a particular historical significance.

Type 2: We define as science-related artists those who base their artistic work on scientific theories/methods/results, but who do not conduct their own scientific research.

Type 3: In addition, there can also be a cooperation between at least one scientist and at least one artist.

In the field of art theory, on the other hand, we open the doors somewhat wider than in the other two domains, i.e. we allow more than, for example, only philosophical determinations of the relationship between art and science.

Taget groups

The first target group is visual artists who, at least in certain phases of development, realize one or more of the above-mentioned science-art connections. They are offered three forms of contribution: the presentation of their own works (articles by artists), the artist interview (interviews) or texts about this artist (articles about artists).

The second target group are scientists who investigate the connections between science and art in general and the visual arts in particular. In these domains of interviews and art theory, they are offered a platform on which they can pursue historical as well as systematic interests of this kind and, in doing so, pull out all available theoretical and methodological registers.

In addition

w/k consists of a German- and an English-speaking part. For all contributions written in German, the authors are requested to provide an English translation. For articles written in English, however, a German translation is not planned.

Users can write comments on all contributions and thus open discussions or participate in debates that are already underway. The concept of w/k includes many more points, which are described in detail in Our Program. All in all, it is an innovative project in many respects, from which artists, art scholars, art theorists, curators and art lovers can benefit.

In Behind w/k the members of the editorial staff introduce themselves, and you will also find information about the contributors, our supporters and sponsors.

Interested artists and scientists from all over the world are invited to contribute. The editors hope for a productive cooperation with artists and scientists, which brings profit to all participants.

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