Processpatching refers to how electronic art patches together processes, techniques, knowledge and methods from the arts, engineering and (computer) science environments. A Processpatcher is someone who brings together expertise, approaches, techniques, and materials in an associative way.
Processpatching is a term Anne Nigten introduced in her PhD thesis 'Processpatching, new methods in aR&D' (2007) as a transdisciplinary working method for aRt&D environments and creative laboratories. This investigation is positioned in the electronic art laboratory where new alliances with other disciplines are established. It aims to improve collaboration by informing others about one's artistic research and development approach. An online version of the PhD thesis is available here, for in-depth information on the subject. Furthermore, the site provides an overview of Anne Nigtens' professional background and the lectures she gave and the essays and papers she wrote about Processpatching and related subjects in the past years, since the thesis was published.
By exploring this site, you will not only get an insight into the theoretical background of the Processpatching working approach, but you will also be able to follow the development of Processpatching in practice. You will read how the end-users or stakeholders (this is usually how we refer to the pro-sumers in our projects) are integrated in the Processpatching model. Moreover, here you will find useful links and references that give a good view on the results of new aR&D practices that have started from scratch using Processpatching as the basis for all their activities.