Using biological responses to develop new forms of material interaction
DESCRIPTION: Material Myogenesis is an exploration of how to take human biological reactions that revolve around muscular movement and translate them into material movement. The materials used are mainly smart materials that change their behaviour based on a catalyst; examples are the curl of cut wood veneer when soaked in water or the compression of shape memory alloys when charged with voltage.
The original concept developed from a study of myogenesis, the regrowth of muscle within the human body which can be broken into seven different steps.
Replication of myogenesis within a structural surface has the potential to render living surfaces that strengthen and weaken due to extremes of added or subtracted loads.
LOCATION: MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts, London
PRESS: Exhibited at the CSM Work in Progress Show 2016