Bilyana Palankasova is doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow whose PhD project was initially titled “Valuing festivals as incubators of digital creativity.” She is working on questions of value creation and models of curating and commissioning, looking at the practices of a handful of new media and digital arts festivals undergoing organisational change. Her research is supported by a Collaborative Doctoral Award from the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.
IncubatorsBy Bilyana Palankasova and Sarah Cook
The origins of this weird word trace back to the seventeenth century, when incubation meant to sit on eggs to hatch them and was later used to name a technology that artificially stimulated hatching. Incubators became a medical innovation when Stéphane Tarnier, having been inspired by seeing one in a zoo, invented the incubator for premature babies.