Digital Fabrication for Biological Fabrication

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room 230C (San Jose Convention Center)
Neil A. Gershenfeld,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
An emerging science of digital fabrication is studying how to turn data into things, and things into data. The model for doing this is biology, which is based on the coded construction of discrete molecular building blocks. I will present work in areas where this analogy is becoming explicit, including biologically-inspired rapid-prototyping processes, and rapid-prototyping of biological processes.