Reception and Artist's Talk: Computational Materials / Zigelbaum + Coelho

Presented by The Tech Museum

A new class of objects has emerged  viscerally interactive and embedded with computational tools. As computers permeate whole new ecologies of connected physical objects, the language of interaction now finds itself entirely intertwined with tangible things. 

In this presentation, polymath art duo Zigelbaum + Coelho will describe their approach to the physicality of computation. Discover how new modes of interaction are enabling the human body to become an integral part of the computation and communication process. Learn how materials with embedded computing are permeating human interaction — at micro and macro levels  and how this is reshaping the art, design, and technology trichotomy. 
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The Tech Museum
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery
Limited number of tickets available.
Tickets:  $10/$5 members
No host bar.

Zigelbaum + Coelho

live and work in Cambridge, MA


"In this world one can program computers to display patterns of light by using a series of tools to modify the electrical flow across doped silicon and one can program copper to display a green patina by applying acetic acid and a healthy dose of waiting around. Both of these programmatic behaviors have components that could be considered digital or analog. The polarized light seeping through the liquid crystal gateways enabling our ubiquitous display surfaces is as analog as any glimmer of sun off a car hood and the chemical mechanism of verdigris, some discrete changes of electron configuration across orbitals during oxidization, is as digital as the pits and valleys encoding music on the active surface of the 1986 compact disc pressing of Kraftwerk's Computerwelt.

We look forward to discussing our practice and the debut of our new permanent piece for The Tech Museum and ZERO1: Resolution."