Curiosity Unbounded, with Skylar Tibbits: Staying radical and relevant

Skylar Tibbits, founder and co-director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT and MAD's assistant director for education, talks to President Sally Kornbluth about self-assembling, programmable materials, 4D printing, and more.

By This podcast is published on MIT's YouTube channel

Mar 11, 2024

Skylar Tibbits is a designer and computer scientist whose research focuses on self-assembling and programmable materials, and 3D and 4D printing. He is the founder of the MIT Self-Assembly Lab. Here, Skylar speaks with MIT President Sally Kornbluth about the inspiration for his lab’s projects, why design at MIT is unique, and the magic in combining the creative with the technical.

The Curiosity Unbounded podcast brings you behind the scenes at MIT through conversations between MIT President Sally Kornbluth and the people working in its labs and in the field. Along the way, Sally and her guests discuss pressing issues, as well as what inspires the people running at the world’s toughest challenges at one of the most innovative institutions on the planet.

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