The paper describes the formation and the progress of the Artbotics collaboration between disciplines in art and computer science. Its focus is on the pedagogy and issues of interdisciplinary undergraduate course development, particularly how to define and maintain the balance between Art and Science education.
The Artbotics program is a collaboration between artists and computer scientists which uses robotics technologies to teach computer science to undergraduates and high school students. Project-based courses culminate in public exhibitions at a local museum. This paper describes the curriculum developed for the course, the technology used and lessons learned.
In their essay in October's PLoS Medicine, Daniel Reidpath and Kit Yee Chan challenge the widely cited link between HIV-related stigma and the spread of the epidemic . This is an important question, given the heavy emphasis on stigma in policies of the World Health Organization, the Joint United Programme on HIV/AIDS, and other public health… (More)