What is the materiality of the digital? In which ways do digital technologies change the design, production, experience and use of physical environments? Can atoms be translated into bits? Is computation grounded by matter? How does the digital extend or limit material practices? Under which circumstances do digital technologies appear as ambiances, environments or tools? When is friction productive? How does intuition relate to automation? Will the future be detwemined by programmed matter or by decaying data?
The interdisciplinary symposium Digital Materiality Matters (9 May 2022, ETH Zurich) invites researchers to reflect on these and other questions and discuss the past, present and future relations between bits and atoms.
Mireille Hildebrandt will speak on Shock architecture and the optics of choice.
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