Growing living actuators and synthesizing responsive bio-skin

About the Artists

Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab is leading the project in collaboration with MIT Department of Chemical Engineering, Royal College of Art and New Balance. The team members come from diverse backgrounds including design, art, science and engineering.

Lining Yao, concept creation, interaction design and fabrication, MIT Media Lab

Wen Wang, biotechnology and material science, MIT Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Guanyun Wang, industrial design and fabrication, MIT Media Lab/Zhejiang University

Helene Steiner, interaction design, MIT Media Lab/Royal College of Art

Chin-Yi Cheng, computational design and simulation, MIT Architecture

Jifei Ou, concept design and fabrication, MIT Media Lab

Oksana Anilionyte, fashion design, MIT Media Lab/Royal College of Art

Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, direction, Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab

About the Project

In the era where bio is the new interface, bioLogic imagines a world where actuators and sensors can be grown rather than manufactured, being derived from nature as opposed to engineered in factories.

The Tangible Media Group, led by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, seamlessly couples the dual world of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation.


In the Media

Wired: This Living Clothing Morphs When You Sweat

Dezeen: MIT Media Lab’s BioLogic material opens and closes in response to humidity



Blog: bioLogic’s Living Textiles