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Skylar Tibbits

Skylar Tibbits is founder and co-director of the Self-Assembly Lab and associate professor of design research in the department of architecture at MIT.

Tibbits is a designer and computer scientist whose research focuses on developing self-assembly and programmable materials within the built environment.

Tibbits has completed large-scale installations and exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum among others.

He is also the author of the books Self-Assembly Lab: Experiments in Programming Matter and Active Matter, co-editor of the book Being Material and editor-in-chief of the journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Designer Tibbits has received several accolades including LinkedIn's Next Wave Award for Top Professionals under 35 in 2016, R&D Innovator of the Year and National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2015, an Inaugural WIRED Fellowship in 2014, a TED Senior Fellow in 2012 and in 2008 he was named a Revolutionary Mind by SEED magazine.

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