Virtual Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Accelerated Materials Design in Extreme Conditions

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) would like to invite you to a virtual workshop of three half-days, focused on the development and utilization of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for materials in extreme environments. Particular focus is on simulation methods that enable an accelerated discovery, design, and prediction paradigm as well as high-throughput mechanical testing and material characterization techniques of advanced materials.

Topics covered include:

  • Day 1 (Weds., January 13): Applications of Materials under Extreme Conditions
  • Day 2 (Thurs., January 14): Tools for Accelerated Material Discovery
  • Day 3 (Fri., January 15): High-throughput Experiments/Characterization

Find more information about the workshop, including a list of speakers, here.

Please register for this virtual event here. Interested participants who do not register will not get sent the link required to attend. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

HEMI/MICA 2018 Artist in Residence Introduction: Prof. Jenna Frye

Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010) was an American popular mathematics and science writer who wrote about math puzzles and intellectual recreations in Scientific American for a quarter-century. Despite his lack of formal mathematical training, his column “Mathematical Games” has had a huge impact on the way people view math and engage with mathematical concepts recreationally. Every year on his birthday, mathematicians, scientists, artists and puzzle enthusiasts around the globe gather to honor Gardner’s work with math puzzles, logic puzzles, hexaflexagons and Möbius strips, magic and card tricks and visual paradoxes.

Join Prof. Jenna Frye, our 2018 HEMI/MICA Artist/Designer in Residence, to celebrate Gardner’s legacy by making your own hexaflagons and solving playful puzzles. Feel free to bring a magic trick, puzzle, optical illusion or recreational mathematics problem to share!

Extreme Arts Program Workshop – Contained Thinking: Handmade Books and Zines

Jay Gould, Professor, Photography, MICA

Books and zines create a tactile means to contain and share images, stories and even research. This workshop introduces students to several basic handmade book structures and teaches how to plan, print and self-produce inexpensive, yet intricate, themed books.
Students should bring along a digital folder of photographs, writing, poems, sketches, and anything else that could be used inside of a test book. Photographs from a camera phone will work great. Just have them ready on your computer, Google Drive, or emailed to yourself prior to the workshop. No solid plan is required beforehand, but it may help to have a small archive of inspiring materials on hand.
Please bring a laptop with Adobe Acrobat installed and an active Google Docs account to participate fully in this workshop. Both are available for free.

HEMI will be offering a variety of Extreme Arts Workshops over the 2017-18 academic year. These will be a series of art and design workshops geared towards the non-artist and taught by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) faculty. The goal is to foster cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration through hands-on demonstrations.

The workshops are free and open to Johns Hopkins University students.

You can register for it now by clicking here.


Extreme Art Workshop: Draw in Draw out Draw on 

HEMI has partnered with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to create Extreme Arts Workshops. The workshops, geared towards the non-artist, are free and open to Johns Hopkins University students. The goal is to foster cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration through hands-on demonstrations.

Draw in Draw out Draw on will focus on exploring how the process of drawing allows for a deeper understanding of the senses – of our internal and external environments. Working with internal responses made visible through drawing, and developing skills through visually observed reality, this workshop connects participants with their powers of observation holistically.

Allows the practitioner (trains the brain) to observe events in relationship to one another, as opposed to isolated incidents.

Instructor: Michelle La Perrière, Professor, First Year Experience; Drawing: MAT, MICA

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