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Artists are often inspired by new environments and by exposure to different social and economic contexts. Their presence even on a temporary basis within industry and research contexts can have an inspirational effect enabling exchange of valuable knowledge and skills between people and over the long term between different sectors of society.

The interact website reflects on a programme of artists placements between 2005 and 2007 and provides a platform for artists and hosts to share best practice, publish guidelines and develop case studies to provide others with tools for future placement opportunites.

N55 WALKING HOUSE - On show at Wysing Arts Centre, near Cambridge, until 23 December 2008
Danish artists N55 have taken the historic model of the 18th century Romani horse carriage and re-worked it for the 21st century.

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Gramophone Needles by Johnny Magee


Pedro Zaz
The Institute of IT Research (IPTI), Sao Paulo