Science | June 07, 2013
A New Era Of Fabrication: Neri Oxman Merges Nature With Technology
— Neri Oxman and her team at MIT's Mediated Matter Lab are at it again. A video released this week documents the creation of their latest project: The Silk Pavilion. Inspired by the methods of silk worms, Oxman's Silk Pavilion rests at the intersection of technology and biology. A popular science speaker, she often looks to nature to...
— Design speaker Neri Oxman and her team at the MIT Mediated Matter group don't just mimic nature, but actually create designs that merge with the natural world—objects that grow and adapt to their environments. At the C2 Conference in Montreal, she discussed how her work starts with biomimcry and...
— Design speaker Neri Oxman predicts that all of us will have a 3D printer at our desks within the next decade. While these printers are already available—and have been hugely popular among early adopters—they have yet to make it into the mainstream. As Oxman tells
— "If nature is sustainable and beautiful, how can we make things that are sustainable and beautiful?" That's the question design speaker Neri Oxman asks when she embarks on her breakthrough fabrication projects. Oxman, who was recently profiled on the cover of ICON magazine, is an award-winning designer who runs the Mediated Matter...
— Anyone who has suffered from the pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome knows how excruciating it can be. Neri Oxman, a popular science speaker and Research Group Director at the MIT Media Lab, has created a solution to ease the suffering of this severe nerve pain. While the usual course of treatment is splinting the affected limb overnight in preparation surgery, Oxman took a more unique approach....
Science | January 23, 2013
3D Couture: Neri Oxman Prints Clothing For Paris Fashion Week [VIDEO]
— Haute couture clothing is designed to conform perfectly to a person's body; it's meant to feel almost like a second skin. Thanks to Neri Oxman's new method of digital fabrication, models at Paris Fashion Week wore couture designs that literally conformed to their bodies. Oxman, an...
Rishi Desai's goal at the Khan Academy is to generate a wealth of content about pediatric infectious diseases and public health that is easy to access—and easy to understand—for anyone, anywhere. In talks like this one, he stresses the importance that open source, high-quality education can have in society—especially in the field of medicine. He explores this idea in-depth on stage where he shares the history of the Khan Academy and explains why self-pacing, open access education is so effective.