For humanization of technology

RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. More ...


RUK Network at the STAscience Discussion

23.11.2021 09:54

The Slovenian Press Agency, as part of the STAscience project, invites you to an online discussion about the intertwinement of art and science, with an emphasis on the intersection of these fields in contemporary art. The event will take place on Tuesday, 23 November at 12 p.m. and will be streamed live at

Art has always reflected changes in society, so it is not surprising that science and new technologies are increasingly present in contemporary artistic practices. It is interesting that nowadays we can learn about new technological innovations in galleries before they are even available for wider use, and that it is also possible to present interesting discoveries in the field of natural sciences through art, which would otherwise probably only be known to a small circle of experts.

The views on working at the crossroads of science and art in the online discussion will be shared by:
- Director of ZRC SAZU Oto Luthar,
- Program Manager of the KONS Contemporary Art Investigation and Kersnik's Artistic Director Jurij Krpan,
- advocate for the network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology at the RUC Peter Tomaž Dobrila,
- postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art Saša Spačal,
- artist, designer and researcher focused on the development of the arts and humanities in space Miha Turšič.

The discussion, moderated by Martina Kolenc Novak, STA, will be available at

You are kindly invited to watch and listen!