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Bill Welense 3/11/2016
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As I have written previously[1], one of the first words that I learned when I joined the Media Lab in 2011 was “antidisciplinary.” It was listed as a requirement in an ad seeking applicants for a new faculty position. Interdisciplinary work is when people from different disciplines work together. But antidisciplinary is something very different; it’s about working in spaces that simply do not fit into any existing academic discipline–a specific field of study with its own particular words, frameworks, and methods.
Interdisciplinary work is when people from different disciplines work together. But antidisciplinary is something very different; it’s about working in spaces that simply do not fit into any existing academic discipline
Antidisciplinary is a word that my mind has been searching for for quite some time. It’s like that moment when something is on the tip fo your toungue, your mind knows the answer, but can’t think of the word.