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Coat, Cilllia

This is a Coat. It was designed by Jifei Ou and Hiroshi Ishii and manufactured by Tangible Media Group. It is dated 2017-19. Its medium is samples (5), touch samples (5), coat. It is a part of the department.

Hair-like structures in and on bodies are some of the most multifunctional devices across the animal kingdom, providing warmth, acting as sensors, and even aiding movement. Working with a computational method that approximates the geometry of natural hair, researchers from MIT Media Lab have developed a way of 3D printing hair structures, called Cilllia, and programming them to control functionality.

It is credited Courtesy of the Tangible Media Group.

  • Band (probably Mexico)
  • warps of spun cotton; wefts of spun rabbit hair and goose feathers with cotton.
  • Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.
  • 1902-1-374-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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