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    B. Vieira

    As an ordering device, the ‘grid’ has always played a significant role in shaping the spatial imaginaries of a wide range of fields. From Hippodamus of Miletus to the Cartesian revolution in mathematics, from infrastructural and communication networks to ‘smart cities’ and artificial intelligence, from the visual arts to archaeology and urban planning ‒ it is commonly viewed as a quintessential symbol of modernity. The conference is aimed at examining the ‘grid’ (open to ANY association) as a cross-disciplinary theme with a multiplicity of expressions in terms of definitions, concepts, perceptions, representations, histories, geo-coded networks and technical operations. It is also aimed at exploring a new horizon of relationships between humans, between machines, and between humans and machines ‒ bridging upon philosophical, cultural, pedagogical, technical and ethical issues.  The conference will thus foster a fruitful dialogue concerning the past, present and future among researchers, practitioners and artists at any stage of their career.

    Detailed Program

    The HIT Multidisciplinary Grid 2020 Conference 

    Conference Program – Monday, 23 November 2020 [GMT+3] 




    Welcome and greetings

    Prof. Eduard Yakubov, President, HIT                        

    Opening remarks

    Dr. Nava Shaked, Head, the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, HIT

    10:30-11:00     Keynote lectureData Science – A Primary Enabler to an Academic Grid

    Professor Niv Ahituv, Collar School of Management, Tel Aviv University


    Session I: Educational Environments of the Grid | 11:00-12:00

    Duet A

    Deployment of an Educational Grid Enhanced by a Humanoid Robot (HR): A Showcase of an Implementation in a Team-Based Training

    Dr. Dan Kohen-Vacs and Prof. Gila Kurtz, Faculty of Instructional Technologies, HIT

    Storytelling in Virtual Reality: A Multidisciplinary and Immersive Experience with a Grid Methodology for Students

     Tom Peeters, Kristof Timmerman, Dr. Silvia Van Aken, Jeroen Cluckers, Dr. Wannes Heirman, and Frederik Marain,  AP University of Applied Science and Arts, Antwerp (Belgium)


    Duet B (in parallel)

    Learning in the Grid: The Socio-spatial Processes that Shape Learning in the Digital Era 

    Dr. Hagit Meishar-Tal, Faculty of Instructional Technologies, HIT

    What if…? Chemistry-Art Fusion in Action

    Dr. Debora Marchak, Science-Teaching Department, the Weizmann Institute of Science & Ort Arad Highschool


    Session II: Gridded Plans and Architectures | 12:00-13:00

    Duet A

    Practical Town Planning, Urban Art, and Geography: The Grid Specialized

    Prof. Renato Leão Rego, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, State University of Maringá, Brazil

    Centrifugal versus Processional: Divine Power and Mundane Power in Ancient Chinese Funeral Grids

    Dr. Shaoqian Zhang, Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History, Oklahoma State University


    Duet B (in parallel)

    Rediscovering Cerdá’s Grid Plan

    Arch. Daniel Azerrad, Ariel University’s School of Architecture

    The Gridded Society: Residential Patterns and Social Mobility in Spanish American Cities in the 18th Century  

    |   Dr. Hillel Eyal, Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, HIT  Virtual tour at HIT’s multidisciplinary Vitrina Gallery| 13:00-13:30

    A visit at the 3D digital expo: Gridded Fabric(-actions)

    Prelude: Dr. Liora Bigon, Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, HIT


    Session III: The Grid – Artistic Impressions | 13:30-14:30

    Duet A

    The Grid in Sound: How the Tools Shape Us

    Prof. Dr. Josef (Seppo) Gründler, FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences

    Between Technological and Aesthetic Grids: Philosophical Challenges Posed by AI Artists  

    Sagit Alkobi Fishman, Independent Digital Artist & New Media Scholar


    Duet B (in parallel)

    The Grids of Computational Art Production, or: On a Convergence of Artist, Instrument Maker, and Fabricator  

    |    Frank Bauer, Elsa-Neumann PhD Fellow, Institute for Architecture and Urban Planning, Berlin University of the Arts

    LEGEND: Art as a Grid of Truths and Lies 

    Arch. Tamer Lev-On, Faculty of Design, HIT


    Session IV: Grids of Biology and Technology | 14:30-15:30

    Duet A

    Bio-Inspired Grid Strategies for Collective Coordination

    Dr. Sayfan G. Borghini, Faculty of Design, HIT

    Meditation on Biology and Technology: Mechanisms as a Grid

    Dr. Amos Bardea, Faculty of Engineering, HIT


    Duet B (in parallel)

    Locating Facilities by the Properties of the Hexagonal Regular Grid 

    Dr. Shai Gul, Faculty of Sciences, HIT and Prof. Reuven Cohen, Mathematics Dept., Bar-Ilan University

    Measures of Well-Being and Technology Intensity in a Grid Framework 

    Prof. Arik Sadeh, Faculty of Technology Management, HIT Open Circle | 15:30-16:00

    Discussant: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zehetner, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (FH OÖ)



    Contact Info: The Multidiciplinary Studies Department, HIT – Holon Institute of Technology Contact

    Email: grid2020@hit.ac.il

    URL: https://www.hit.ac.il/sites/en/grid

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