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World-leading 4D printing guru comes to Bond

One of the world's leading authorities in 4D printing – Skylar Tibbits – came to Bond University on Tuesday June 3 to discuss the radical new concept at a public address and to meet with design and architecture students.

If you missed out on seeing Skylar's awesome presentation, which drew record crowds to the Abedian School of Architecture, you can view a recording on iTunes:

The latest innovation in design, architecture and manufacturing, 4D printing is at the forefront of developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale structures.

While 3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s, TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, adding the fourth dimension of time.

This emerging technology will allow objects to be printed that then reshape themselves or self assemble over time, such as a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.

Sklyar Tibbits is a TED Fellow and Director of MIT's Self-Assembly lab and Founder and Director of multidisciplinary design practice SJET LLC.He has worked at various world renowned practices including Zaha Hadid, Asymptote and Point b Design.

Skylar was recently awarded a 2013 Architectural League Prize, The Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica 2013 and the Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine's 2008 Design Issue.

He has also built large-scale installations at galleries around the world and has been published extensively in various media such as the New York Times, Wired, Nature, Fast Company and various peer reviewed journals and books.

Skylar was in Australia for the VIVID Festival, Sydney. 

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