Leonardo/OLATS: call for information on patents filed by artists
As part of our collaboration with the Artsactive network of artists in residence programs in science and industry
we are issuing a second call for information about patents filed by artists, a project led by Robert Thill
If you are an artist who has filed a patent—or know of one—and would like it to be included in the directory, please contact me via info[at]artsactive.net. (Please review the link above for the required information.)
If you have already submitted a suggestion for the directory and it has not yet been posted, please know that we have a queue of suggested artists’ patents that are being researched in order to include more specific information.
On a related topic, this is expanding Robert Thill personal research on the intersections between contemporary art and utility patents (here is a reference to the original article: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/0024094041139319).
This research extends beyond artists’ patents to include undertakings in which the roles of inventor, artist, amateur, and institution variously overlap, merge and blur, offering new perspectives on the relationship between contemporary art and utility patents.
If you have suggestions of projects that relate to this project, please contact Robert Thill directly at: