3.094 Materials in Human Experience

Class Info

Examines the ways in which people in ancient and contemporary societies have selected, evaluated, and used materials of nature, transforming them to objects of material culture. Some examples: Maya use of lime plaster for frescoes, books and architectural sculpture; sounds and colors of powerful metals in Mesoamerica; cloth and fiber technologies in the Inca empire. Explores ideological and aesthetic criteria often influential in materials development. Laboratory/workshop sessions provide hands-on experience with materials discussed in class. Subject complements 3.091. Enrollment may be limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

3.094 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Hosler and H. N. Lechtman.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-154.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Materials in Human Experience site or on the 3.094 Stellar site.

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