A fresh update from the Tangible Media Group, an interdisciplinary research facility at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge MA, USA, is the latest attraction of the RADICAL ATOMS exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center. These three programmable materials are presented in this interview with Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, the director and founder of the lab.
Prof. Hiroshi Ishii is the director of the MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group. His team’s mission is to envision new forms of human-machine interaction and to enable us to experience and grasp the ideas of tomorrow today. His vision of RADICAL ATOMS also inspired this year’s Ars Electronica Festival theme.
Sheet metal is a material that plays a pretty pervasive role in everyday life but does so in rather low-key fashion—as housing for electronic devices, for instance, or in the elevators we ride and the cars we drive. In this interview, Harald Böck, product manager at TRUMPF Maschinen Austria, talks about the many uses of sheet metal, tools, and emerging developments in laser technology.