V. Michael Bove, Philippa Mothersill, Laura Perovich, Christopher Bevans (CBAtelier), and Philipp Schmidt
The classic lab coat has been a reliable fashion staple for scientists around the world. But Media Lab researchers are not only scientists—we are also designers, tinkerers, philosophers, and artists. We need a different coat! Enter the Media Lab coat. Our lab coat is uniquely designed for, and with, the Media Lab community. It features reflective materials, new bonding techniques, and integrated electronics. Each Labber has different needs. Some require access to Arduinos, others need moulding materials, yet others carry around motors or smart tablets. The lab coat is a framework for customization. The coat is just the start. Together with some of the innovative member companies of the MIT Media Lab, we are exploring protective eyewear, footwear, and everything in between.