MIT – Mediated Matter

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I made a visit to the MIT Media Lab because I have a friend, a biologist, researching in the Mediated Matter studio. My friend is working on creating a type of glass that includes bacteria that can change the color of the glass based on different conditions.

Another group in the same studio is working on additive printing using a chitin-based material (image above) that is water soluble and biodegradable. This is particularly of interest to me – I think 3D printing becomes even more interesting as a technique when you can start producing biodegradable prints. At the moment the only viable low cost prints are petroleum-based plastics.

I also stopped by the Design Fiction studio, which has amazing reading material. I recommend.

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