MIT’s visiting artist envisions floating, 3D-printed sculptures lighter than air


Joseph Henry Kennedy

Joseph Henry Kennedy

By Shane Reiner-Roth

Thom Kubli, the current Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) visiting artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), came to the institution with an interest in seemingly magical devices with functions less practical than metaphysical. In collaboration with members of the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, the artist and composer has been developing a machine that can 3D print objects light enough to float upwards once assembled.

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