MIT Media Lab

Brick, Steak, Phones, & Bitcoin: How Tech and Design Intersect to Shape Our Future

We attended design summit “Knotty Objects” at the MIT Media Lab to talk about technology, design, and the future of humanity. Here’s how it went.

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Make Your Own Cellphone

David Mellis from the MIT Media Lab has been designing and refining his DIY cellphone, one that you can build yourself from his open source design files and code.

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inForm: An Ephemeral Construction Machine

Disruptive or revolutionary technology are terms that get tossed around rather liberally. But one look at the MIT Media Lab’s inForm project and it’s hard not think you are looking at the future. Combining elements of Kinect, 3D printing, and telepresence, inForm heralds something very new and, I dare say, revolutionary. inForm was a collaboration between research assistant Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger at Heroshi Ishii’s Tangible Media Group in the MIT Media Lab. What exactly is it and how might it be used? Jay Silver interviewed Sean Follmer to learn more.

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