featured in the excellent pop tech conference, neri oxman discusses her phd research in design and computation. oxman’s interests lie within material technology, influenced primarily from natural systems with the material dictating form and program of the proposed design as opposed to forcing materials onto a predefined object.
this dialogue between material science and computation is something that we are extremely interested in, an intelligent feedback between fabrication and design. much of oxman’s work is focused on what a single material system can generate, either multi programmatic or self replicating. but what about composite materials/ environments? several materials working together just as they do in the natural environment.
with giant leaps being made in digital fabrication the potential in blending between printed materials from soft to brittle, opaque to transparent is endless. we are looking forward to more inspiring work from this emerging talent.