Program Outline

Grid 2020 Program Outline

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


Keynote lecture
Data Science: A Primary Enabler to an Academic Grid
Prof. Niv Ahituv, Collar School of Management, Tel Aviv University


Session I: Educational Environments of the Grid

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 & Federik Marain, AP University of Applied Sciences 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

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
A visit to the GRIDDED FABRIC(cations) digital exhibition at the Vitrina Gallery
Prelude: Dr. Liora Bigon, Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, HIT


Session III: The Grid – Artistic Impressions

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. Tamar Lev-On, Faculty of Design, HIT


Session IV: Grids of Biology and Technology


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