Seminar @ MIT’s Leading Jewish Minds

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February 13 2014

Material Ecology:
Towards Bio-inspired Additive Manufacturing

Professor Neri Oxman
Architect & Designer
SONY Corporation Career Development Professor
Mediated Matter Group Director, MIT Media Lab

The world of design has been dominated since the Industrial Revolution by the rigors of manufacturing and mass production. Assembly lines have dictated a world made of parts framing the imagination of designers and builders who have been taught to think about their design objects and systems in terms of assemblies of discrete parts with distinct functions. Material Ecology is a design approach that aims to establish a deeper, more scientific and precise relationship between the design object and its environment. This approach supports a holistic view of design considering computation, fabrication, and the material itself as inseparable and harmonized dimensions of design. In her talk, Neri Oxman will present her work, research and dreams for the future of Design.

Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Star Conference Room in Stata, 32-D463
Kosher Lunch Provided, $10
For more info, email or call 617-253-2982
RSVP by Monday, 2/10:

Faculty Hosts: Daniel Jackson, David Mindell, Joel Moses

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