On November 2, philosopher and physicist Karen Parade – a visitor from the University of Santa Cruz – will speak at an event hosted by CCAM and the Yale Quantum Institute.

Hannah Kotler

2:02 AM, 02 November 2022

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Courtesy of Johannes de Jong

Karen Parade, a visiting professor from Santa Cruz University, will speak at a talk titled “The Scary Things” on Wednesday.

Philosopher and physicist Barrad published their book The Universe Meets Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning in 2007. Their talk will expand on the ideas presented in the book, covering their interpretation of Neil Bohr’s double. Notch experience.

This talk is hosted by the Yale Center for Cooperative Arts and Media and Yale Quantum Institute.

In preparation for the talk, CCAM Principal and Lecturer at the School of Architecture Dana Karwas will display a physical model of the double-slit experiment to help audience members understand Parade’s lecture.

As part of the Karwas ‘Mechanical Eye’ class in the School of Architecture, Wai Hin Wong ARCH ’24 and fellow teaching, Sewon Roy Kim ARCH ’23 were tasked with designing and fabricating two custom-made Niels Bohr double-slit experiment objects based on the Parade Model.

Parade’s interpretation of the double-slit experiment is consistent with the measurement concept covered in Karwas’ chapter. Parade introduces the idea that the measurement of things is inseparable from the things measured.

“Measurement is a limited way to understand the universe,” Wong explained.

Measurement is inherently subject to subjectivity when the observer defines a system for framing a mathematical framework. The idea of ​​scaling is where architecture and physics overlap in a project.

The project, from proposal to construction, took two weeks to complete. Kim views their final product as “existential theatre, or theater.”

“Design is not a proposition or a solution.” Kim said. “It’s an inflated depiction of Karen’s ideas as space. We want to obliterate the pre-established entities for this event. The audience, presenters, and the double-pronged machine will interact as ‘informal legislation’.”

The final project will be submitted [at the talk] Shaped like an all-aluminum suitcase measuring 18 x 13 inches, “James Bond style,” according to Kim.

Florian Karl, director of the Yale Quantum Institute, hopes the experimental bag will enhance the “fun side” of the Parade demonstration.

“The goal is to get the talk out of the scientific experiment, all physics students know about it, it’s like Physics 101,” Karl said.

By bringing CCAM, the architecture school and design aspect of the experiment, the project will introduce quantum physics to more of the Yale community. Kim explained that their determination would contribute to Barad’s speech by allowing viewers to be “inside” the book.

Kim emphasized the concept of inner working – “a term used to replace interaction, which entails pre-established bodies that then engage in working with one another.” The idea of ​​internal work resonates with the goal of CCAM and this project.

“CCAM has always sat between architecture and technology,” Wong said. “The bag is also in the middle.”

Rather than reproducing lab equipment, designers strive to create a piece of art that transcends constraints and brings together disciplines.

Wong added that Parade’s basic theory of the interior process adds new understanding to creating space for architects.

“Everything is part of a network,” Wong said. “When you have a key, you can’t just have a key, you need a lock. A lock needs a door or a locker. A unit means the whole building. Each individual building means a whole network.”

Kim said that CCAM is “a limited space on campus where architects, artists, thinkers, and engineers are constantly interacting.” “Our work as a ‘particle’ engineer is geared towards amplifying our dialogues within disciplines to be intertwined as a space.”

CCAM is located at 149 York St.

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