openMaterials
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.