Fluid Crystallization: Hierarchical Self-Organization.
Skylar Tibbits is a trained Architect and Computer Scientist whose research focuses on developing self-assembly and programmable material technologies for industrial applications. Skylar was recently awarded a 2012 TED Senior Fellowship, a 2011 TED Fellowship and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue. Previously, he has worked at a number of design offices including: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture, SKIII Space Variations and Point b Design. Skylar is the director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT and the founder of a multidisciplinary research based practice, SJET LLC. Skylar is also faculty in MIT’s Department of Architecture, teaching Masters and Undergraduate level Design Studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything at MIT’s Media Lab.