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Workshop

SKYLAR TIBBITS: 4D PRINTING & BIO-MOLECULAR SELF ASSEMBLY

About this Workshop
Could buildings one day build themselves? It sounds unbelievable, but the basic tenants of design are being transformed by advances in materials and production methods that borrow principles from molecular assembly, but at a macro scale. This is the very real world of Senior TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits, one where “matter programmers” design the characteristics of materials that self-assemble when exposed to water, temperature changes or air. Join Skylar in a hands-on lab that will introduce designers to the future of additive manufacturing and programmable matter.

Audience
Interior designers, architects, designers, representatives, and anyone who is interested in learning more about 3D printing and how this disruptive technology is impacting design

Takeaways:
What is 4D Printing?
How is 3D Printing technology changing and what do these changes mean for my design process?
Work hands-on with self-assembling structures.

Instructors
Skylar Tibbits | SJET, MIT Self Assembly Lab, Senior TED Fellow

AIA CEU Credits
This workshop includes 1 AIA Continuing Education Unit.
Submission forms will be made available at the event.
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THIS YEAR AT ICFF LEARN HOW TO BRING YOUR IDEAS TO REALITY THROUGH CUTTING-EDGE SOFTWARE AND DIGITAL FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY — RIGHT ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR.