Design, Fashion & Technology at MIT

On display at the MIT Museum Lee Family Exchange Space will be a series of fashion and textile works from MIT’s Self Assembly Lab and student works from Intelligent Skin, a studio taught in collaboration with fashion designer Hussein Chalayan.

Self-Assembly Lab

A research lab at MIT inventing self-assembly and programmable material technologies, its work is built around the concepts of self-organization, phase change and programmable materials, as well as transformable structures.

Team: Lavender Tessmer, Carmel Snow, Alice Song, Schendy Kernizan, Ganit Goldstein, Jared Laucks, Skylar Tibbits

4.s01/4.154 – Interactive Intelligent Skin

Taught by Skylar Tibbits, Hussein Chalayan

Bringing together the worlds of fashion, design, and technology, this studio course was part of a large multi-year collaboration with MIT, HTW in Berlin, and pioneering fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. The course brought together students, faculty, and guest presenters to conceptualize and materialize an interactive intelligent skin. The collaboration aimed to answer the question: can we create intelligent materials that go beyond a sense/response behavior and towards seamless human interaction?

Student Works by Daisy Zhang, Natalie Pearl, Rosalie Hsin-Ju Lin and Thaddeus Lee

Oct 8, 2022
10:00 AM
- 05:00 PM
MIT Museum: Lobby
MIT Museum, 314 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.