The Self-Assembly Lab at MIT is a cross-disciplinary research lab composed of designers, scientists and engineers inventing self-assembly technologies aimed at reimagining the processes of construction, manufacturing and infrastructure in the built environment.
"As Cities Grow" is a loose narrative short created using various time lapse footage shot by Colin Mika. It was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II using homemade tilt-shift lenses, a Milapse remote head and a homemade time lapse dolly. The background music is Hearts, Stars, and Sailboats by Let Down.
For our latest video we snuck away from the bright lights and big money of the strip and made our way to Dig This in Las Vegas, NV. Their unassuming office sits next to a large dirt lot, vacant except for a line up of bulldozers and diggers which, if the price is right, you are allowed to delightfully drive. Vegas is filled with all kinds of bizarre experiences to be had but living out the imagined adventures from your childhood sandbox in the real world is a great way to spend an afternoon. Plus you also get to dig a really, really big hole.