These are my rants about what is happening in the world, technology, computing, and the Internet.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves?
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 future might look like.