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December 6, 2023, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

MIT.nano Teaching Space
MIT 12-0168

Lisa T. Su building
December 6, 2023 through Fall 2024
Opening event on December 6, 2023 from 5-7pm

This exhibit marks a significant step in bringing together the Art, Culture, and Technology program with MIT.nano, probing new presentation methods, delivery modes, and visualization concepts that address artistic pursuits across societal, environmental, scientific, and cultural domains.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 6 between 5pm and 7pm starting with a panel discussion in MIT.nano teaching space (room 12-0168).

moderated by:
Hashim Sarkis, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning,

introduced by:
Azra Akšamija, Director of the Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT
Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture

Vladimir Bulović, Director of MIT.nano
Fariborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology

featuring panelists:
Markus Buehler, McAfee Professor of Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Craig Carter, Toyota Professor of Materials Processing
Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Caroline Jones, Professor
Department of Architecture

Tobias Putrih, Lecturer
Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT

An object’s color, luster, and texture are shaped by its nanoscale properties. So is how we perceive taste, smell, stickiness, transparency, and other aspects of an object’s tangibility. Utilizing instruments within MIT.nano, one can tailor the nanoscale for shaping the experience of those who engage with the artisans’ creation. Nanoscale means can also let us peer into the depths of the primal elements that construct our world, giving a glimpse into the hidden knowledge and presenting the exquisite beauty and intricacy of the nanoscale world.

.zerodotzerozerozerozerozerozerozerozeroone is an exhibition created and curated by Tobias Putrih and Ardalan SadeghiKivi from artworks that correspond with the Lisa T. Su building. These works were created during the class Creating Art, Thinking Science taught by Putrih and SadeghiKivi, with the support of the MIT.nano team, envisioning and scrutinizing ways to intertwine nanoscience and nanotechnology toolsets and visualization methods to extend the bounds of art and culture.