Self-Assembly Lab: Experiments in Programming Matter

1st Edition

Skylar Tibbits

Routledge
Published October 24, 2016
Reference - 198 Pages
ISBN 9781138910065 - CAT# Y186273

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What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where material components can self-assemble to provide adapting structures and optimized fabrication solutions. The book examines the three main ingredients for self-assembly, includes interviews with practitioners involved in the work and presents research projects related to these topics to provide a complete first look at exciting future technologies in construction and self-transforming material products.

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