Programmable Materials consist of material compositions that are designed to become highly dynamic in form and function, yet they are as cost-effective as traditional materials, easily fabricated and capable of flat-pack shipping and self-assembly. These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain, custom textile composites and other rubbers/plastics, which offer unprecedented capabilities including programmable actuation, sensing and self-transformation, from a simple material.
Nearly every industry has long desired smarter materials and robotic-like transformation from apparel, architecture, product design and manufacturing to aerospace and automotive industries. However, these capabilities have often required expensive, error-prone and complex electromechanical devices (motors, sensors, electronics), bulky components, power consumption (batteries or electricity) and difficult assembly processes. These constraints have made it difficult to efficiently produce dynamic systems, higher-performing machines and more adaptive products, until now. Our goal is true material robotics or robots without robots.
A couple of examples - here is a proof-of-concept adaptive airfoil which does not require any additional mechanical parts:
Here is a proof of concept demonstration of ‘programmable wood’:
More about this project can be found here
Designersgotoheaven.com - junji ito.
i see you wherever i go / i still find you lovely.
Iblis - Reminiscent drops later this month. Limited to 25 prison shell C30s with white stamped A and B side and doubled-sided full color 4-panel inserts.
Iblis is a soul/chillwave producer from Baton Rouge, LA and one of my good friends. I was able to witness first hand how much time and energy he put into his first full length Iblis album as well as his first physical release as Iblis. Beautifully sampled Soul and Disco songs form a warm, nostalgic atmosphere that blends together with sometimes happy, often haunting, all-around calming synth melodies to detail stories of love, loss, and reflection on distant memories. No name is more appropriate for this arrangement of tracks than “Reminiscent”.
If you’re wondering why cassettes are important again. here’s an example you can hear.
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you are my sunshine
my only sunshine
you make me happy
when skies are gray
you’ll never know dear
how much i love you
please dont take
my sunshine away