About the Project
This project was initiated through a Global Affairs International Activities Seed Grant with matching funds from the College of Letters and Science and the Office of Research from the University of California, Davis, and the Chaire Arts et Sciences of the École polytechnique, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs – PSL and The Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.
Principal Investigator: Jiayi Young (UC Davis), Co-Principal Investigators: Jean-Marc Chomaz (École polytechnique), Tim Hyde (UC Davis), and James Crutchfield (UC Davis); Collaborators: Victoria Vesna (UCLA), David Familian (UC Irvine), Asa Calow (Madlab, Manchester, UK).
Since its conception, additional funds have been contributed by the Chaire arts et sciences and the Chaire Développement durable – EDF (École polytechnique). The development of the project also received generous support from Samuel Bianchini and Manuelle Freire of the Chaire arts et sciences and the Reflective Interaction Group of EnsadLab (the research lab of École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs – EnsAD, PSL University, Paris), and David Bihanic (University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne / EnsADLab - Reflective Interaction Group).
The Speed of Light / Speed of Shadows Expedition: Tim Hyde, Jiayi Young, Jean-Marc Chomaz with the collaboration with Laurent Derobert (Galerie HUS) and Chloé Laumonier (Effets désirables).
Guest Editors and Advisors:
James Housefield (UC Davis) and Jens Hauser (University of Copenhagen)
Communication and Project Manager: Julie Sauret, Chaire arts et sciences
Christine Lavaur, Chaire Développement durable – Edf, École polytechnique
Student Interns: Anouk Daguin, Olga Flor, Alice Magdelenat, Ragnhild Ståhl-Nielsen, Nicole Vereau-Kraemer of Chaire arts et sciences