Active Structures and Materials is a space dedicated to cross-fertilization, experimentation, and conversation among artists, scientists, engineers, and other scientific and creative researchers who are engaged in exploring the potentials of new forms of structural and materials intelligence. As a distributed, "intelligent" landscape becomes part of the fabric of everyday life, the functions of all manner of material, spatial, and systemic actors are integrated with those of humans in composites that can sense, think, and act in the world, in ways that complicate ontological categories.