Public Program | Graduate Student Talk: Objects in Mirror

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

Building E15, MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances, this talk will examine the space between the perceiver and object, where neuroscience research meets the work of Alicja Kwade. Sarah Schwettmann’s recent work in intuitive physics finds evidence in the brain for a neural physics engine, much like physics engines in computer graphics, which simulate the physics of objects: their material properties as well as their dynamics. We will discuss how generative models such as physics engines operate on the malleable interface between the mind and the material to construct perceptual experience of the world. 

 About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List Center present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests. 

All programs are free and open to the general public. RSVPs are required. RSVP here

For more information, contact:

Emily Garner

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