Skylar Tibbits, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT
Arthur Olson, Molecular Graphics Lab, The Scripps Research Institute
Exhibited as part of the Autonomous show at the Calit2 Gallery @ UCSD, 2013.
This project investigates chiral self-assembly with many parts in order to explore the aggregate behavior of simultaneous assembly and self-selection. 240 pieces are agitated to self-assemble closed molecular structures. The continual process shows the various stages of assembly from independent parts to fully assembled structures.
This work points towards a future of both tangible educational tools for scientific phenomena as well as new possibilities for industrial-scale assembly.
Carrie McKnelly, Adam Gardner, Daniel Johnson, Robert Seid, Rene Falquier
Many thanks to Jordan Crandall for the invitation.