“Quantum unlearning” refers to the process of deep questioning that quantum physics demands from us: through physics we discover that the universe does not respect our intuitive notions about subjectivity, objectivity, knowability, categorization, and even existence itself. In this symposium we ask whether these facts of matter matter, to individuals and communities seeking to address problems far beyond the physics lab. Bringing scientists, scholars, and artists into conversation, we set the stage to productively dismantle, complicate, and overlap our preconceptions about what it means to know, relate, and act in the world.
SAIC's Areas of Study highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of SAIC's curriculum. For questions about specific courses please contact the host Department directly.
Mathematician, pianist, and SAIC science faculty, Eugenia Cheng will introduced her newly released book, The Art of Logic. For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly.
Brandon Ballengée creates transdisciplinary artworks inspired from his ecological field and laboratory research.
Dr. Anna Edlund traces the rich art and science of pollen over the past 350 years.
D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem's Fall 2018 course focused on Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, provides an in-depth introduction to Butler’s work, mapping her immense legacy and influence through the contemporary areas of expertise of an interdisciplinary panel including Dr. Sami Schalk, A.
This panel examined the complicated process of taking-form in artworks, structures, and organisms, alike.