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Author Being Material (2017 : Cambridge, Mass.)
Title Being material / edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, Stefan Helmreich, Leila W. Kinney, Skylar Tibbits, Rebecca Uchill, and Evan Ziporyn
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  TS171.A1 B45 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020618054
Descript 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Based on a April 21-22, 2017 symposium entitled Being Material, sponsored by The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology
Includes bibliographical references and index
Code as material / Ben Fry, Casey Reas -- Frugal science in the age of curiosity / Manu Prakash, Jim Cybulski, Rebecca Konte -- Team foldscope and global foldscope community machine agency / Nadya Peek
"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. At the intersection of art, science and technology, "Being Material" revisits Negroponte's prediction by exploring new and unexpected convergences between the digital and the material in the practices of artists, designers, engineers and scientists who work with programmable matter, self-assembling structures, 3D/4D printing, wearable technologies and bio-inspired design. This book will radically intervene into the understanding of how material dynamics limit, expand, transform, and/or vivify our biological, social and political lives. "Being Material" will revisit the history of material science (particularly at MIT), contribute to "new materialism" in critical theory, and place both projects in dialogue with kindred and contrasting philosophy, art practice and critique. The editors and contributors refine and expand on such cross-field investigations by developing a contrast among five different material genealogical lineages: programmable, wearable, livable, invisible, and audible"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Commercial products -- Computer-aided design -- Congresses
Art objects -- Computer aided design -- Congresses
Digital media -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses
Senses and sensation -- Philosophy -- Congresses
Materialism -- Congresses
Material culture -- Congresses
Alt Author Boucher, Marie-Pier, editor
Helmreich, Stefan, editor
Kinney, Leila W., editor
Tibbits, Skylar, editor
Uchill, Rebecca, 1978- editor
Ziporyn, Evan, editor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Art, Science & Technology
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