Fall 2014 Computation Lecture Series: Learning to Make and Making to Learn




Learning to Make :: Making to Learn

Curators: Dina El-Zanfaly, Terry Knight

Architecture, the arts, and the crafts are processes of creating and making objects, spaces, and experiences.  Making involves improvisation, experimentation, risk, and unpredictability; it is a conversation between the maker, her senses, her materials, and the environment. So how then do we learn to make, and what do we learn from making? What are the potential roles of computational tools, theories, and practices in understanding, describing, and enriching making activities? In this lecture series, we explore improvisation, experimentation, and computing in both learning to make and making to learn.

November 7, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Material Computation 
Achim Menges 
Director, Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart University, Germany

November 7, 2014
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Digital Materiality and the Intelligence of the Technodigital Object
Betti Marenko 
Contextual Studies Leader, University of the Arts, London

November 14, 2014
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Crafting the Computational Maker: The Conservation of Embodied Phenomenological Experience 
Matt Ratto 
Director, Critical Making Lab, University of Toronto, Canada

November 21, 2014
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Making it in New York City
Glenn Adamson 
Director, Museum of Art and Design, NYC
Further information on the Fall 2014 Computation Group lectures can be found here