Prototyping The Futures : Human+Machine In the age of Biodigital
MIT Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Futuristic Research Cluster (FREAK Lab)
Thursdays 16 August 2018
1:30 – 2:30 PM
NTU School of Arts, Design, and Media
Studio Room B17
Pat Pataranutaporn is a creative biologist, designer, coder and a research student at MIT Media Lab. He is enthusiastic in prototyping impossible things as he presented in his TED X talk “Prototyping the Impossible ”. His works examine the symbiotic relationships between human and technology beyond traditional contexts ranging from using AI to cope with mental health issues on social media, designing how human interact with DNA computer, making a bioinspired device that capture proteins from insects for the future of food, and designing mind-controlled 3D printer.
Pat and his team’s projects have been featured on FastCompany, Time, Disruptive Innovation Festival, National Geographic, The Guardian, and UNEP. Pat believe that the innovation must converges aesthetics, functionality, and community to create sustainable future. Pat is the co-founder of Humanity X and BioX, award winning tech startups, and Freaklab (Futuristic Research in Enigmatic and Aesthetics), an open research lab in Thailand focusing on designing the future and beyond.