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The future unfolding: Fellows Friday with Skylar Tibbits

The future unfolding: Fellows Friday with Skylar Tibbits

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Skylar Tibbits makes things that assemble themselves, with potential large-scale applications from self-adjusting water pipes to self-assembling structures in space. At his recently founded Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, he’s pioneering 4D printing — using smart materials to make objects that change shape and evolve. Here, he explains how 4D printing works, and describes his journey from architect []

Beirut, I love you: Fellows Friday with Zena el Khalil

Beirut, I love you: Fellows Friday with Zena el Khalil

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With her outrageously pink and glittery mixed-media installation pieces and paintings, artist, writer and activist Zena el Khalil takes aim at violence, injustice, and gender and religious stereotypes. Her weapons of choice: pop culture, humor and love. You express yourself through nearly every artistic medium – painting, performance, writing, film. What drives you to make []