Project Vision (Tues Jan 14, 3:30-5:30 pm, WallSpace)

Eco/Matter Theory (Tues Jan 21, 3:30-5:30 pm, WallSpace)
Discussion of work by Jane BennettBruno Latour, Ian Hodder and others with Rita Felski, UVA English + Editor, New Literary History
Dynamic systems thinking; matter as process not object; material culture; vibrant matter; networks

Historical Perspectives on Transduction (Thurs Jan 30, 4 pm, Rodman Room, near Thornton A206)
W. Bernard Carlson, UVA Engineering and SocietyHistory
“Tesla and the Early Development of Radio Waves”


Responsive Materials (Tues Jan 28, 3:30-5:30 pm, WallSpace and Fraser Lab)
Cassandra Fraser, UVA Chemistry
Oxygen nanosensors; mechanoresponsive pigments; natural and bio-inspired materials

Cell Signal Transduction (Tues Feb 4, 3:30-5:30 pm, McKim Hall 1023–BEC Classroom)
David Brautigan, UVA Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and Center for Cell Signaling
“Molecular Transducers for Human Perception of the Physical World”
Douglas Desimone, UVA Cell Biology
“Transduction of Mechanical Forces in Biological Systems”

Nature in Cities (Tues Feb 11, 6 pm, Campbell 153)
Ram Eisenberg, REED
“Resensitize! Hacking at ‘the extinction of experience’ in the Design of an urban park in Tel Aviv”
Environmental design; nature in perception and design; “goodness” experience in nature
Abstract, Bio, OpenGrounds Discussion

Taxis (Tues Feb 18, 3:30-5:30 pm, Wilsdorf 200)
Roseanne Ford, UVA Chemical Engineering
Bacterial chemotaxis, remediation
Jorg Sieweke, UVA Landscape Architecture
Urban metabolism

Environmental Health and Justice (Tues Feb 25, 4 pm, Clark 108)
Wilma Subra, Subra Company
“Educating and Empowering Environmental Justice Communities to Identify and Address Chemical Exposure and Human Health Impacts Associated with Industrial Facility Operations”
Abstract, Bio, OpenGrounds Discussion


Experimental Design (XDesign)  (Tues Mar 4, 6 pm, Campbell 153, Cancelled. Rescheduled for Thurs Apr 17. See below.)
Natalie Jeremijenko

Spring Break (March 11)

Responsive Architecture (Tues Mar 18, 6 pm, Campbell 153)
Jason Kelly Johnson, Future Cities Lab
“Live Models: Towards a Responsive Architecture”
Intersection of technology, ecology, and urban design;  advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems and public space; high performance craft

Bio, OpenGrounds Discussion

Computer Music (Tues Mar 25, 4 pm, Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall)
Tae Hong Park, NYU Music
“Citygram: Mapping, Sonifying, and Visualizing Dynamic, “Avisual” Energies of Urban Environments”
Abstract, Bio, OpenGrounds Discussion


Social Signal Transduction (Tues Apr 1, 3:30-5:30 pm, Garrett Hall, Great Hall)
Frank Dukes, UVA Urban Planning + Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation
Mediation, environmental negotiation, University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE)
Sophie Trawalter, UVA Batten School + Psychology
Race and physical space

Effects of Devices on Thinking, Learning and Community (Tues, Apr 8, 7-9 pm, The Bridge)
“Our Gadgets, Ourselves: Virtues, Vices and These New Devices”
Panelists:  Angelline Lillard, James Coan, Amanda French. Moderator: Michael Levenson.
The Transduction team, in collaboration with the Institute of the Humanities & Global Culture, OpenGrounds, and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, is hosting a community discussion as part of Humanities Week.
More Information, Online DiscussionResources.

Experimental Design (XDesign)  (Thurs Apr 17, 6 pm, Campbell 153)
Natalie Jeremijenko, NYU Art
“What is an Environmental Health Clinic (xCLINIC) and why would they pay me to ride my bike?
What is smarter than a smart city?
What does a     look like with an xCLINIC, FARMACY and an OOZ?
How do I coproduce a delicious, biodiverse and healthy urban future?
Why is CHILDxLABOR in my future?
How do I get a tree as my landlord?
Will I get hurt wresting Rhinoceros Beetles and why do I have to wear the helmet?
Why do I bring my junk mail to the BIOCHAR BBQ and what if I don’t know how to salsa?
Which is my snail and how does it email me?
What do I barter for my blood test results?
How do I become a certified FLORISTA and why do pollinators care if I hula hoop?
These and other pressing questions will be answered at an xLECTURE on the xCLINIC”
Bio, OpenGrounds Discussion

The Media (Tues, Apr 22, Brooks Hall Commons, 4 pm)
Dorothy Parvaz, Senior Producer/Special Projects Editor, Al Jazeera International
“Who’s Reporting Your News and Why it Matters”
Journalism/journalist as medium; digital/social media; human rights; geopolitical/Middle East analysis

Bio, Abstract, OpenGrounds Discussion, Blog


Exhibit/Presentation (Week of Apr 15)

Last Gathering (Apr 29)