The Skylar Tibbits keynotes discuss the future of built environments and technological advancements. In particular, Tibbits examines the technological innovation that may one day allow materials to build themselves.
Tibbits is currently a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Department of Architecture and a Founder and Principal at SJET LLC. He also co-teaches 'How To Make (Almost) Anything' at MIT's Media Lab. Prior to his current position, Tibbits was a Designer at both 'Point b Design' and 'Asymptote Architecture.'
As an architect and designer, he exhibited his works at the Guggenheim Museum and lectured on art at the MomMa. In terms of his education, Tibbits earned his Architecture degree from Philadelphia University and his MS in Design + Computation and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tibbits was recently named a "Revolutionary Mind" in Seed Magazine's Design Issue and was awarded both a TED2012 and TED 2011 Senior Fellowship. He also held the position of visiting professor at institutions including University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
Discussing the possibilities of a technologically sound future, the Skylar Tibbits keynotes examines the concepts of self-assembling and replicating technologies.