Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, explores the importance of soil at the Crossroads of Ideas lecture series.
Kevin Ponto, PI in the Living Environments Lab, explains virtual reality for Blue Sky Science.
David Gagnon, head of the Field Day Lab is interviewed by Channel 3000 about the Pokemon Go phenomenon
Victor Zavala, WID Optimization Affiliate and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, spoke at the Discovery Seminar Series in February, 2016, about optimization of energy systems.
Patti Brennan and Kevin Ponto illuminate the CAVE for a B1G television audience.
John Yin spoke at the Discovery Seminar Series in January, 2016, offering his perspective on the origins of life, dynamic stability, and developing collaborations.
A new video from WID looks back on WID 2015, a Great Wisconsin Experiment.
How is open data changing the way we do science?
How do you parse insight from big data? What does it mean for business and research? Jordan Ellenberg weighs in.
WID Director David Krakauer introduces the ideas behind Hybrid Zone X — a creative exchange to yield unconventional collaborations at the interface of research and business.
Cartoonist and WID faculty Lynda Barry teaches ways to find and express insight across all ages. Watch the video for a peek inside her classes and workshops.
WID’s Frontier Fellows program taps into student creativity and selects UW–Madison undergraduate students to join the Institute’s intellectual community.
What does science fiction tell us about the present moment? We sat down with renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to explore this question and more.
WID and the New York Hall of Science team up to collect data on learning and games.
Watch “Imagining Possible Futures,” a conversation with sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson about literature, science and the future.
To better understand the cosmos, WID and Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center researchers are examining activity at the world’s largest neutrino detector in the Institute’s immersive virtual reality environment.
Discovery Fellow Li Chiao-Ping will lead a dance performance in the Discovery Building to explore community, sense of identity and more.
A WID team examines greener materials to offer a cheaper and more sustainable way to absorb oil from water.
WID focuses on information in all of its varieties. Creating common ground among disciplines, the Institute’s Director David Krakauer shares the projects and culture that make it all possible.
What happens when disciplines collide?
Frontier Fellow Alexandra Cohn explains how being in the WID community exposed her to new ideas and possibilities outside of the classroom.
Food systems are complex, and it will take the work of multiple disciplines to make them more efficient. Learn more about the Agricultural Innovation Prize, a partnership among WID, UW-Madison and 40 Chances.
Distinguished Scholar and award-winning travel journalist Peter Greenberg provides perspective on what it means to be a member of the WID community.
It’s undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better or worse? We explore that question with author of “Smarter Than You Think” Clive Thompson.
A group of researchers at WID has looked beyond approaches traditionally associated with literary studies, instead gaining a deeper understanding through statistics, art and computation in a traveling exhibit called Victorian Eyes.