Ars Sciencia: Animals, Autism & Design (5/4)
In 1995, noted scientist and engineer Dr. Temple Grandin, and artist Wendy Jacob, met to discuss the engineering and benefits of deep pressure. The result of their conversations was the Squeeze Chair Project, an evolving experiment in art, design, and therapeutic function. Inspired by Grandin's "hug machine," a deep pressure device that Grandin designed to calm her own hypersensitive nervous system, Jacob designed a series of chairs that squeeze or 'hug" the user.
Grandin and Jacob will discuss the results of their collaboration, as well as their independent projects. This conversation will touch on the parallels between autism and animal cognition, and the role of design in identifying and ameliorating conditions.
Monday May 4, 6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington -- Preston Bradley Hall
Admission FREE - space is limited.
Please arrive early to insure a seat.