Biointeractive Surfaces

3 credits

The BioInteractive Surfaces studio will examine the applications of programmable living cells technology and biosensing. Students will design interactive surfaces to facilitate communication between humans and their surroundings for a healthier and sustainable future. Experimenting with various material systems to host biochemical interactions, such as microfluidics, biomaterials, and fabrics, students will develop interactive surfaces ranging from responsive textiles to urban displays. This course is part of the Hyundai Collaborative research initiative Adaptive Ecologies, exploring new relationships between advanced technologies, public environments, and personal experiences. This course is supported by Co-Works Research Lab and students will have access to equipment and space under social distancing guidelines.