Speaker: Skylar Tibbits, MIT

Speaker: Skylar Tibbits, MIT

Skylar Tibbits holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Philadelphia University, an MS in Design + Computation from MIT and an MS in Computer Science from MIT. Skylar’s research is situated within the realm of coded-assembly and programmable matter, focusing on embedding information within material parts for large-scale self-assembly. Skylar currently holds a lecturer position at MIT’s Department of Architecture, teaching a graduate design studio and co-teaching a seminar at MIT’s Media Lab. Skylar has given numerous workshops and lectures including: MoMA and SEED Magazine‚Äôs MIND08 Conference, Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also exhibited work at prestigious galleries including the Guggenheim, NY and has been published in numerous articles. Skylar has been named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazines 2008 Design Issue and recently awarded a TED2011 fellowship. In 2007, Skylar founded SJET, a multifaceted practice focused on experimental computation and design, one that crosses disciplines from architecture, art, fabrication, robotics to computer science.
www.sjet.us & www.scriptedbypurpose.net