As new technologies are developed and as computational elements become embedded into all manner of physical objects, structures, and environments, aspects of our world that were formerly considered inert are now becoming endowed with communicative ability and intelligence.  What new ontological frameworks become possible within this landscape, and what forms of awareness, cognition, and material agency emerge?

Researchers from Visual Arts and Structural Engineering include Jordan Crandall, Yu Qiao, and Katrin Pesch.

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