Join the MIT Industrial Liaison Program for a webinar: Rapid Prototyping with MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld, the director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms and Associate Professor Skylar Tibbits, the founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT.
This two-hour rapid prototyping online seminar will provide an update on how to make (almost) anything, breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds to Self-Assembly a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through only local interaction.
Director, Center for Bits and Atoms
MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, where his unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from pioneering quantum computing to digital fabrication to the Internet of Things. He's the founder of a global network of over one thousand fab labs, chairs the Fab Foundation, and leads the Fab Academy.
Assistant Professor of Design Research
Co-Director and founder, Self-Assembly Lab
Founder & Principal, SJET LLC
MIT Department of Architecture
Skylar Tibbits is a co-director and founder of the Self-Assembly Lab housed at MIT’s International Design Center. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes.
Skylar is an Assistant Professor of Design Research in the Department of Architecture where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios and How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT's Media Lab with Neil Gershenfeld. Skylar was recently named R&D Magazine's 2015 Innovator of the Year, 2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, 2014 Inaugural WIRED Fellow, 2014 Gifted Citizen, 2013 Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, 2013 Architectural League Prize, The Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica 2013, Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, 2012 TED Senior Fellow and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue.
Previously, he has worked at a number of renowned design offices including: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture and Point b Design. He has designed and built large-scale installations at galleries around the world, has been published extensively in outlets such as the New York Times, Wired, Nature, Fast Company as well as various peer-reviewed journals and books.
Skylar has a Professional Degree in Architecture and minor in experimental computation from Philadelphia University. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Master of Science in Design Computation and a Master of Science in Computer Science under the guidance of; Patrick Winston, Terry Knight, Erik Demaine and Neil Gershenfeld.
Initiated in 2007, Skylar Tibbits is also the founder and principal of a multidisciplinary design practice, SJET LLC.