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Title Self-Assembly Lab : experiments in programming matter / Skylar Tibbits
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2017

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Description v, 198 pages : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction : Self-assembly and design research -- Ingredients I. Materials and geometry : 4D printing: multi-material shape change / Self-Assembly Lab Stratasys Ltd., and Autodesk Inc. -- Programmable materials / Self-Assembly Lab, Christophe Guberan, Erik Demaine, Carbitex llc, and Autodesk Inc. -- DNA disPLAY / Self-Assembly Lab, Little Devices Lb, Gehrke Lab, and Autodesk Inc. -- Interviews I. Arthur Olson, The Scripps Research Institute ; Adam Bly, Seed Media Group -- Ingredients II. Mechanics and interaction : Self-Assembly Studio / Department of Architecture, MIT -- HyperForm / Skylar Tibbits with Marcelo Coelho and FormLabs Inc. -- BioMolecular & Chiral Self-Assembly / Skylar Tibbits, Arthur Olson and Autodesk Inc. -- Interviews II. John Hoke and Mike Yonker, Nike Inc. ; Shelly Linor, Stratasys Ltd. ; Carlos Olguin, bio/nano matter programmer -- Ingredients III. Energy and entropy : Aerial assemblies / Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, Autodesk Inc., and International Design Center, MIT -- Self- assembly line / Skylar Tibbits, Arthur Olson and SEED Phyllotaxis Lab -- Fluid crystallization / Self-Assembly Lab and Arthur Olson -- Interviews III. Paola Antonelli, The Museum of Modern Art ; John Main, DARPA -- Conclusion : Materials, interaction and entropy
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Smart materials -- Experiments.
Self-organizing systems -- Experiments.
Self-assembly (Chemistry) -- Experiments.
Manufacturing processes -- Technological innovations -- Experiments.
Author Tibbits, Skylar, editor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Self-Assembly Lab, sponsor
LC no. 2015040247
ISBN 9781138910034 (hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
1138910031 (hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
9781138910065 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
1138910066 (paperback;) (alk. paper)