Otaared, from Wanderers collection
Architect and designer Neri Oxman founded MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group in 2010. The work of Oxman and her group combines computation, robotics, materials engineering, and synthetic biology. Wanderers, An Astrobiological Exploration, created in 2014 with Stratasys, is a series of 3D-printed, wearable organ systems. The antler-like protrusions of Otaared are designed to protect the body. In principle, the ruffled extrusions would grow on their own from calcifying bacteria seeded in a printed shell, becoming a synthetic exoskeleton.
It is credited
Courtesy of Stratasys, Ltd..
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 40 × 50 × 35 cm (15 3/4 × 19 11/16 × 13 3/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.