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  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Coat, Cilllia, 2017-19

This is a Coat. It was designed by Jifei Ou and Hiroshi Ishii and manufactured by Tangible Media Group. It is dated 2017-19. Its medium is samples (5), touch samples (5), coat.

Hair-like structures in and on bodies are some of the most multifunctional devices across the animal kingdom, providing warmth, acting as sensors, and even aiding movement. Working with a computational method that approximates the geometry of natural hair, researchers from MIT Media Lab have developed a way of 3D printing hair structures, called Cilllia, and programming them to control functionality.

It is credited Courtesy of the Tangible Media Group.

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