Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Media Lab Materials Research Group
Responsive Materials is an umbrella project directed by Pattie Maes, Marcelo Coelho, Sajid Sadi and Neri Oxman. It encompasses a variety of novel materials and fabrication technologies, which can operate in unison to bring to fruition objects and spaces that realize truly omnipresent interactivity. We are developing interactive textiles, ubiquitous displays, and responsive spaces that seamlessly couple input, output, processing, communication, and power distribution, while extending invisibly across different scales of function and context. Augmented Pillows, Flexible Urban Displays, Shutters, Sprout I/O, and Pulp-Based Computing are current instantiations of these technologies.