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Founder, Self-Assembly Lab & Associate Professor of Design Research, Department of Architecture, MIT TibbitsFounder, Self-Assembly Lab & Associate Professor of Design Research, Department of Architecture, MIT<div class="ExternalClass6F6C379FA5774613921F84134341C101"><p>​Skylar Tibbits is a trained architect, designer, computer scientist, and artist whose research focuses on developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale applications in our physical environment. He is the founder and director of MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, and a faculty member in MIT's Department of Architecture. Previously, he worked at a number of renowned design offices, has designed and built large-scale installations around the world, and has exhibited work at The Guggenheim Museum, NY. Tibbits has been published in The New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company, and has guest lectured at The University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, and Harvard's Graduate School of Design. </p><p>He was recently named R&D Magazine's 2015 Innovator of the Year and awarded an Architectural League Prize and a TED Senior Fellowship. Skylar is on the cutting edge of 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. At his Self-Assembly Lab, Skylar and his team design things which transform over time, adapting to their environment. From 'intelligent' water pipes that contract and expand as needed to robotics without wires or motors, inspired by natural systems like DNA and proteins, Skylar takes a transformative, responsive way of designing that has huge implications for manufacturing, city building, consumer product development and aerospace.</p><p>Read the <a href="" target="_blank">Zero Waste Conference blog </a>for more about this speaker.</p> </div>,|#9f9c1500-ac76-49d7-a09f-059851319553;L0|#09f9c1500-ac76-49d7-a09f-059851319553|Skylar Tibbits;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#aac3d08f-1bc4-4171-a4bd-845a5d486d10SkylarTibbits



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