[ISEA2018] Paper: Nancy Veronica Morgado Diniz & Frank Melendez — Towards a Living Materialty


Short Paper

Keywords: Wearable Design, Physical Computing, Bio Fabrication, 3D Printing.

Bacterial living tissues operate in a symbiotic ecosystem with the external environment. This research question: Can we draw inspiration from their behavior to design and manufacture body skins that can adjust to variations in internal metabolic processes? This project investigates the use of bacteria cellulose with 3D printed bodily anatomies literally grows a series of ‘body architectures’ developing a framework for architecture as an interface and extension of the human body achieved through the implementation of biofabrication processes and sensing technologies that utilize and integrate internal body signals and atmospheric flows in determining body-machine-environment relationships.

  • Nancy Veronica
  • Morgado Diniz 
  • Frank Melendez

Full text p. 344 – 347