NSF Course, May 2012

Biologically-Inspired Digital Design and Fabrication 
by Neri Oxman, as part of the NSF Summer Institute Short Course: 

Materiomics—Merging Biology and Engineering in Multiscale Structures and Materials  
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, LeMeridien Hotel (former Hotel@MIT) 
Chair: Markus J. Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mbuehler@MIT.EDU)  
Dates: May 30 (Wednesday) morning to June 1 (Friday) evening, 2012

More information can be found here:

Imaginary Beings @ Centre Pompidou

Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet
 includes 18 new works for the human body
The works will debut May 3rd at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, as part of the Multiversités Créatives exhibition. 

The collection was sponsored by Objet and created in close collaboration with W. Craig Carter (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT) and Joe Hicklin (The Mathworks). Other contributors include Dr. James Weaver (Wyss Institute, Harvard University), Turlif Vilbrandt (Symvol, Uformia), Kevin Cohan (The Mathworks), Sarah Zaranek (The Mathworks), Seth DeLand (The Mathworks), Dr. Benjamin Hutton (Wyss Institute, Harvard University), Prof. Christine Ortiz (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT) , Mary C. Boyce (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT)Neil Katz (SOM, NY), and Mikey Siegel. More materials to appear on the website following the official public opening.

Photographer: Yoram Reshef

Bio-Armor: Printing Protective Plates From Patterns In Nature

40 Under 40: Building Design + Construction

The 40 young AEC professionals featured here represent the Class of 2012 in Building Design+Construction’s“40 UNDER 40” competition. They were chosen from among 223 applicants to join the 240 previous recipients of this honor, dating to 2006. They range in age from 27 to 39 (as of December 31, 2011, the contest deadline), with a median age of 35. Seventeen of this year’s honorees are women, a high for the program.

They are diverse in their professional and personal interests, as well as in their service to professional societies and such charitable organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the ACE Mentor Program, Engineers without Borders, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. We are proud to present the AEC industry’s next generation of leadership.

Talk @ Tulane University

Finding Form
At the Crossroads of Art, Science, Technology and Environmentalism
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 6pm
Free and open to the public
Reception to follow

Material World Exhibition @ DAC

Various works from Neri Oxman will be exhibited in the Material World Exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center.

Exhibition opening: 29 March
Strandgade 27B, 1401 Copenhagen

On Creativity and Innovation

Oxman to speak in Montreal at the OFF event: a one day event on Creativity and Innovation.

Design by Nature, Talk @ ACSA

A Mashrabiya for the Smithsonian

Stalasso: A prototype for a wind wall
Designed for the Smithsonian Museum
On display at the MathAlive exhibit
March 10th through June 3rd
Ripley Center, International Gallery
The Smithsonian
For more information, click here

Photo credit: Gary Barsomian

Mediated Matter LabCast

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