openMaterials :: research project

My dear friend Kisty Boyle and I recently launched open­Ma­te­ri­als — a col­lab­o­ra­tive research project ded­i­cated to open inves­ti­ga­tion and exper­i­men­ta­tion with DIY pro­duc­tion meth­ods and uses of mate­ri­als. In the spirit of the open source soft­ware and hard­ware move­ments, we hope to pro­mote mate­ri­als to be researched and devel­oped in a pub­lic, col­lab­o­ra­tive man­ner. We see mate­ri­als as an open resource, and wish to estab­lish an open process for explor­ing and shar­ing knowl­edge, tech­niques and appli­ca­tions related to mate­ri­als sci­ence.

I’ll be con­duct­ing most of my hands-on research right here at Alt­Lab. We’d love for you to be involved if you are work­ing in these areas or inter­ested in learn­ing more about smart mate­ri­als.