Words I hate to hear in discussions of art
“, which symbolizes…”
BY GERARD WARD -
MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab has developed materials that can be programmed to transform their shape autonomously — from flexible carbon fibre and hybrid plastics to wood grains and textiles.
Skylar Tibbits, director of Self-Assembly Lab and research scientist at MIT — as well as one of the WIRED2014 Innovation Fellows — spoke to WIRED.co.uk exclusively about his research lab’s latest discoveries with these programmable materials.
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