Welcome to Material Intelligence a new online publication from the Chipstone Foundation. Each issue takes a deep dive into one commonplace material, used in all kinds of making. Our contributors come from every discipline, and every walk of life. Together, the stories they tell illuminate vital, at times unexpected connections: between art and science, history and contemporary life, the tangible and the intangible. An offering to an increasingly digital age, Material Intelligence celebrates the human capacity to understand and shape the physical world around us.
Number 1: Oak