Arts-based research in media and communication: experience-based discussion about knowing and disseminating knowledge
In my talk, I will be looking at different forms of arts-based research, where I will discuss how we can use arts to generate new knowledge, knowledge to generate arts and study people when they interact with arts. Using my work with Estonian National Museum, I will outline the challenges of data and translations when bringing arts-based research into the traditional media and communication field. I will also briefly discuss how making art can help us understand our own perspectives better.
Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, member of Academia Europaea, is a professor in media and communication, Malmö University since November 2016. She comes from University of Tartu where she obtained her PhD and worked last as a professor. Her research interests have focused on questions of cultural citizenship and participation in various online and offline contexts. She has studied engagement in museums, libraries and within the context of public broadcasting. She has also worked internet users and social applications of new technologies. She is currently the international director of European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School and has been engaged with the summer school as student, teacher and organizer since 2004. She has participated and been a leader of different national and international projects. She has published over a hundred articles both in journals and as book chapters and has been part of the editorial team for more than ten books.