MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly – the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together.  Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.

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Skylar Tibbits is an artist and computational architect working on “smart” components that can assemble themselves. Full bio and more links.