This project aims to create a system (“WetFab”) for the exact control of chemical and biological environments by bringing together a team of engineers with architects and scientists who are working with new technologies that are capable of self-assembly and organization. Such technologies may form the basis for architecture generated by unconventional computing techniques which range from the actions of protocells( entirely synthetic DNA-less agents), slime molds (simple organisms with very complex behaviors), crystalline computing (using the organizing properties of molecules) and algae (that can be engineered to respond to environments in new ways). All of these “wet” technologies require heterogeneous environments and are sensitive to temporal and spatial relationships. As such a system based on digital fabrication technology is necessary both for experimentation and to push “wet” technologies forward.    WetFab 2011 Program

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