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Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves?
Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The University of the Arts, 211 S Broad St
, Room 511-13, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Free lecture sponsored by The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts, The MFA Program in Studio Arts, and the Office of the Dean, CAMD: Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves?
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly -- the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It is a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.
Skylar Tibbits is a trained architect, designer and computer scientist whose research focuses on developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale structures in our physical environment. At MIT's Department of Architecture, he teaches a graduate design studio and co-teaches a seminar at MIT's Media Lab. Previously, he worked at a number of design offices including Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture, SKIII Space Variations, and Point b Design. His work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum and the Beijing Biennale.