Material Intelligence Workshop I: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Material Intelligence in Context
Hosted by the Center for Design and Material Culture, UW–Madison
Thursday, May 4 from 10:00-1:00pm CST | Online via Zoom
Material Intelligence is a new digital magazine that celebrates the human capacity to understand and shape the physical world around us. Each issue takes a deep dive into one commonplace material with contributors who come from every discipline and walk of life. Together, the stories they tell illuminate vital, at times unexpected connections: between art and science, history and contemporary life, the tangible and the intangible. Material Intelligence is published by the Chipstone Foundation.
Annually, the Material Intelligence editorial team partners with a public-facing institution to convene a cross-disciplinary gathering of specialists with an interest in materiality. The goals of this event are threefold: to stage dynamic conversations across subject areas; to elevate visibility for excellent work being done on materiality; and to raise visibility for the Material Intelligence initiative itself. Diversity (in all senses of the term) is a key criterion in the conception of this program.
The Center for Design and material Culture is thrilled to be hosting the inaugural Material Intelligence Workshop around the theme Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Material Intelligence in Context.
Program Schedule **All times CST
Introductions – 10:00-10:15am
Breakout session – 12:30-12:55pm