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Inflating Curiosity

12 October 2015 to 14 October 2015


This October Inflating Curiosity will take place in the Royal College of Art from 12–14 October.

The event celebrates the relationship between the Royal College of Art and the Tangible Media Group from MIT Media Lab. The event offers a platform for exchanging skills and open up a discourse of relevant topics between both institutions, strengthening the connection for future projects. The workshop will be held by students from the Tangible Media Group from MIT Media Lab and will include a workshop and a talk series to think, discuss and create new interactions with future dynamic materials and to discuss the need of a tangible world with 'radical atoms'. Selected speakers from both institutions will present their work and research examining the intersection of design, technology and science from different angles, in order to bridge different disciplines.

The workshop and talk series is open to all staff and students on 14 October 2015. MIT/RCA would be delighted if you could join one or both events. The focus of the talks will be on tangible interactions and will outline different considerations each disciplines can contribute, from a historical, sensory, technical, material, biological and scientific view. Following a series of participant workshops, you are invited to attend a presentation to learn more about the outcomes of the collaboration. Later that afternoon you are also invited to join the talk series with Hiroshi Ishii (Prof. Tangible Media Group, MIT), Emily Candela (RCA), Felix Heibek (MIT Media Lab), Bruna Petreca (RCA), Jifei Ou (MIT), Kostas Grigoriadis (RCA), Lining Yao (MIT), Veronica Ranner (RCA) and Helene Steiner (alumni RCA, Microsoft Research).

Workshop Presentation: 14 October, 
8th Floor Seminar Room, Darwin Building, Kensington Campus, 11am–12pm

Talk Series: 14 October, Lecture Theatre 1, 2.30–5pm.