Edinburgh, Scotland, June 25th, 2012—Skylar Tibbits, Arthur Olson and Autodesk Research have exhibited the BioMolecular Self-Assembly project at the 2012 TEDGlobal Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Participants at TEDGlobal each received a unique glass flask containing anywhere from 4 to 12 red, black or white parts. When the glass flask is shaken randomly the independent parts find each other and self-assemble various molecular structures. The flasks contain a custom tag that identifies the type of molecular structure and the ingredients for successful self-assembly.
A collaboration between: Skylar Tibbits, Founder & Principle, SJET LLC & Lecturer MIT, Department of Architecture, and Arthur Olson, The Molecular Graphics Laboratory, The Scripps Institute, CA
Sponsored by: TED Conferences & SEED Media Group
Long Beach, CA, February 27, 2012 – Skylar Tibbits and Arthur Olson, have presented a large-scale installation, The Self-Assembly Line, at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach, CA. The Self-Assembly Line is a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus modules, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure. A discrete set of modules are activated by stochastic rotation from a larger container/structure that forces the interaction between units.