Inflated Origami By MIT

A team of MIT Media Lab researchers has developed inflated origami. A network of air channels in geometric patterns on sheets of paper, plastic, or textile. This creates inflatable pinched pouches which are subsequently connected and layered to take on complex folding forms. A computer program allows the designer to experiment and fine-tune shapes and patterns in a simulator….

Shape-Shifting Pasta

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group have managed to make shape-shifting pasta, edible origami Why? To package and ship pasta more efficiently for example. But of course they have many examples of culinary potential for this technology. The researchers have created flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout…