2016 Council for the Arts at MIT Grant Recipient
Growing living actuators and synthesizing responsive bio-skin
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 MIT 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.
About the Artists
The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab lead 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