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TED: Skylar Tibbits

-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’s a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling […]

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Benjamin Bratton @ UofM

Benjamin H. Bratton is sociological, media, and design theorist. He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, and Director of the Center for Design & Geopolitics at the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, one of the premier applied research institutes in the application of supercomputing and very-large […]

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Marcos Cruz @ UofM

‘Marcos Cruz is an architect who lives and works in London. He is the Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he is also a Lecturer and Studio Master of Diploma/MArch Unit 20. His varied teaching activity as a researcher, tutor and critic has been carried out at University College London and University […]

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Wonderful World of Bioluminescence

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Building The Seed Cathedral

-A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station … And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light. -Source

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Nanorobotic Environments 3.17

-Nanorobotic Environments 3.17 by DeckerYeadon Nanorobotic Environments 3.17

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TEDx: UofM

TEDxUofM is a University-wide initiative to galvanize the community for an event like no other; filled with inspiration, discovery and excitement. Borrowing template from the world-renowned TED conference, TEDxUofM aims to bring a TED-like experience to the University of Michigan. The vision is to showcase the most fascinating thinkers and doers, the “leaders and best” […]

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Stratus Project

The Stratus Project, Geoff Thün and Kathy Velikov The Stratus Project develops a kinetic interior envelope, seemingly alive with sensors and intelligence, set into motion based on sensory input to affect the atmosphere that it surrounds, and in continual information exchange and dialogue with breather and environment. The fully realized system will develop a series […]

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BBC | Secret Life of Chaos

-‘Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how did […]

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Karl Chu- Genetic Architecture

“Metaxy is Chu’s architectural practice at the cutting-edge of the creation & implementation of new concepts for architecture and design based on the genetic paradigm. The studio deploys computation as a generative engine to arrive at the construction of possible worlds of architecture that are imaginative, surreal & enigmatic. As such, architecture is conceived as […]

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