Under the skin of MIT's magical mask maker Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman has the perfect muse for her 3D-printed fabrications – experimental pop-changeling Björk.

When Björk wanted a mask of her own face to wear while she performed her recent single, "Quicksand", she got in touch with Neri Oxman, head of MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group. Björk came across her when she saw Wanderers, Oxman's 2014 series of 3D-printed wearables designed for "interplanetary pilgrims". The pair began a collaboration. "We wanted to create a whole that is broken, a face without a skin," says Oxman. "A vulnerable Björk, a self-healing Björk."

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