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Glass reacts to shifts in sun, wind to show that a window can be both beautiful and smart

By Jessica McMathis / October 28, 2014

Much like a kaleidoscope, Dutch designer Simon Heijdens’s smart window creates a glittering display of light that shifts based on the movement of sunlight and wind.

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New $2.5M landmark conservation science institute to be established for the arts

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

Art Institute of Chicago art conservation scientist, Francesca Casadio, explains to delegates at the 2012 ICC4 meeting a project that investigated the enamel paints used in Pablo Picasso’s The Red Chair painting. Casadio and Katherine Faber are setting up a new conservation science research hub in Chicago. Credit: ACerS. (Updated) A few days ago I posted a…

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Photoblog from the ICC4

By / July 22, 2012

  A typical plenary session at Fourth International Congress on Ceramics, which just concluded in Chicago. Credit: ACerS. To wrap up our coverage of the Fourth International Congress on Ceramics, we offer this mini-album of some of the highlights of ICC4 and the Ceramics Leadership Summit (including the opening ceremonies and presentation of the new…

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The ICC4 gala, art included.

By Bobby Harl / July 19, 2012

Francesca Casadio talks to the ICC4 participants about her research on Picasso’s materials. Credit: Bobby Harl, ACerS. Wednesday night has arrived, the night of the ICC4 gala. When I was interviewed for this scholarship, the gala was described to me, and I have been anticipating it ever since. Let me give you some flavor for…

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ICC4 Day 4

By Lee Leonard / July 19, 2012

David Bem, global R&D director of Dow Chemical spoke to the ICC4 audience about Dow’s approach to materials innovations. Credit: Russell Lee Leonard, ACerS. Wednesday was another busy day at the 4th International Conference on Ceramics. In addition to plenary and invited speaker sessions, there were several activities at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute…

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