Agenda: Frontiers in Science, Technology, and the Arts, Feb. 2019

Frontiers in Science,
Technology, and the Arts

Feb. 26, 2019 | 1 – 5 PM
Wong Auditorium, Tang Center, Building E51 (map)

Sponsored by MIT.nano and the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology

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1:00 PM


Leila Kinney
Executive Director
Arts Initiatives and MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
Bio | Arts at MIT

1-2 PM

Frontiers: Computing and Art

Introduction | Narrative, Informatics, and Impact
Fox Harrell, Professor of Digital Media & Artificial Intelligence
MIT Comparative Media Studies (CMS)
MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Bio | Personal website | ICE Lab

Social transformation through data-informed art
Ekene Ijeoma, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab
Director, Poetic Justice Group
Bio | Personal website | Poetic Justice

Data rituals: Visualizing information as part of everyday life
Jia Zhang, Assoc. Research Scholar
Center for Spatial Research, Columbia University
Bio | Data Minding


2-3 PM

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Art and Design

Gilad Rosenzweig, Executive Director
MIT DesignX
Bio | DesignX

Sosolimited: Creating sensory spaces through design and technology
Eric Gunther, Creative Director
Bio | Sosolimited

Self-assembling and programmable materials
Skylar Tibbits, Assistant Professor of Design Research
Founder and Director, Self-Assembly Lab
MIT Department of Architecture
Bio | Self Assemly Lab

How to generate (almost) anything
Pinar Yanardağ, Founder and CEO
AI Fiction
AI Fiction | How to Generate Almost Anything


3-4 PM

Frontiers: New Materials and Art

W. Craig Carter, POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE)
Bio | Lab site

Nanobama: reflections on a chain reaction of science, art, and popular interest
John Hart, Associate Professor
MIT Mechanical Engineering (MECHE)
Bio | Mechosynthesis Group

Colorful bio-inspired materials
Mathias Kolle, Assistant Professor
MIT Mechanical Engineering (MECHE)
Bio | LBPE


4-5 PM

MIT Collaborations in Art, Science, and Technology

Philip Khoury
Associate Provost
Ford International Professor of History
Bio | MIT History

The Nexus of Materialized Sound and Sonified Material
Markus Buehler
McAfee Professor of Engineering
MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bio | Website

Computation for the Interstices 
Sarah Schwettmann, PhD candidate
MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Bio | CogConfluence

Turbulence in Porous Media
Matthew Ritchie
Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist, CAST
Bio | Website



Vladimir Bulović

Founding Faculty Director, MIT.nano
Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology
Bio | ONE Lab