BEING MATERIAL: 2017 CAST Symposium
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BEING MATERIAL: 2017 CAST Symposium

BEING MATERIAL: 2017 CAST Symposium

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In 1995, MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte predicted that “being digital” would have us entering a realm increasingly unconstrained by the materiality of the world. Two decades later, our everyday lives are indeed ever more suffused by computation and calculation. But unwieldy materiality persists and even reasserts itself. Programmable matter, self-assembling structures, 3D/4D printing, wearable technologies, and bio-inspired design today capture the attention of engineers, scientists, and artists. BEING MATERIAL will showcase recent developments in materials systems and design, placing this work in dialogue with kindred and contrasting philosophy, art practice, and critique. Panels on the PROGRAMMABLE, WEARABLE, LIVABLE, and INVISIBLE — along with a concert, AUDIBLE — will explore new and unexpected meetings of the digital and material worlds.


Conveners: Stefan Helmreich, Leila Kinney, Skylar Tibbits, Rebecca Uchill, Evan Ziporyn



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Friday, April 21, 2017

1:00-3:00pm: Programmable

3:00-3:30pm: Break

3:30-5:30pm: Wearable


Saturday, April 22, 2017

10:00am-12:00pm: Livable

12:00-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: Invisible

Followed by a reception

8:00pm: Audible, A Concert



Image: Hussein Chalayan’s Autumn/Winter 2007 Show


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