Transformative-type experiment designed in collaboration with Self-Assembly Lab of MIT. The acronym MIT, made of a single strand of shape-memory alloy, blooms into various geometries which were pre-programmed in oven using extreme temperatures.
The envelopes containing the letterform were handed out to the guests of a private dinner hosted by MIT Technology Review at TED2014 in Vancouver. Warm water triggers the instant transformation back to its programmed shape and the process is repeatable indefinitely.
Self-Assembly Lab Team:
Skylar Tibbits, Carrie McKnelly, Tyler Crain & George Varnavides
Video by Self-Assembly Lab
Photography by Ahrong Han
Mission patch for The Society for Speculative Rocketry
In Search of Personalized Time