MIT Bubbles Blow-Up Exhibition at MIT

Lessons from inside the official class bubble.

During the last two weeks of MIT’s independent activities period, Brandon Roy (MAS PhD ’11) and I  led a workshop entitled MIT Bubbles: an intro to designing and building inflatable structures.  The first week took place inside of a giant inflatable structure, referred to as the “class bubble”.  There participants learned about the history, theory, techniques and science behind inflatable structures.  During the second week, students emerged from the bubble and built their own projects to display in a public exhibition on February 1.  A few images of the projects by participating students will soon appear below.  For a quick look and a visitor’s perspective, check out the slide show on the Boston 24 website.

The first foray into inflatable-making, following an Ant Farm inflato instructional video screened inside the class bubble (left)

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3 Responses to “MIT Bubbles Blow-Up Exhibition at MIT”

  1. jeest Says:

    that is suchasuchasucha good slide show!!!!

    shopping is a feeling!! that’s from my favorite movie “true stories.”

    buttercup!!!!

    robots in the future and their disregard for greenhouse gases.

    i love how that class inspired such funny and whimsical things– it’s a real tribute to miss mary hale’s influence on the world around her.

    excuse me, i meant ms. mary hale.

  2. jeest Says:

    never!!! i will leave accolades for brandon on brandon’s blog!

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