The workshop was conducted at the University of Split, Croatia, between 4-6 July. We were two – dr Sachin Kote and prof. Adam Jagiełło-Rusiłowski – representatives from the University of Gdansk (UG). The workshop was led by a renowned, experienced international expert from the University of Edinburgh (UoE) in speculative and creative design, applied in the research context. The workshop was coordinated and facilitated by assistant professor Ivica Mitrovic, Art Academy, and Nikola Balic, Head of Science and Innovation, University of Split (US).
Dr Sachin Kote from the ICCVS (UG) has given valuable insight as a wet laboratory scientist who provided the vision to develop an “artifact” whose form and function of a possible future research lab in 2040. With other group members, dr Kote presented a vision of a speculative research future. The vision called HEER (Her Eternal Ephemeral Resources) imagined the life of a scientist in 2040 as a love story between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a scientist. Conversational problem solving enabled by data hoarding and secondary research opportunities could be one of the plausible futures.
Besides the workshop, dr Kote visited prof. Janos Terzic from the School of Medicine (US), for the scientific collaboration between Poland and Croatia.