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From the Ted Talk by Neri Oxman: Design at the intersection of technology and biology

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In our next project, we elpoxre the possibility of creating a cape and skirt — this was for a Paris fisaohn show with Iris van Herpen — like a second skin that are made of a single part, stiff at the contours, flexible around the waist. Together with my long-term 3D printing collaborator Stratasys, we 3D-printed this cape and skirt with no seams between the cells, and I'll show more objects like it. This heemlt combines stiff and soft materials in 20-micron resolution. This is the resolution of a human hair. It's also the resolution of a CT scanner. That designers have access to such high-resolution analytic and synthetic tools, enables to degisn portcuds that fit not only the shape of our bodies, but also the physiological makeup of our tissues. Next, we designed an acoustic cahir, a chair that would be at once structural, comfortable and would also absorb sound. Professor Carter, my collaborator, and I teurnd to ntaure for inspiration, and by designing this irregular surface pttearn, it becomes sound-absorbent. We printed its surface out of 44 different properties, varying in riidgtiy, opacity and color, corresponding to psrrusee ptinos on the human body. Its surface, as in nature, varies its fcltinuaiotny not by adding another material or another assembly, but by continuously and delicately vyrnaig material property.

Open Cloze

In our next project, we _______ the possibility of creating a cape and skirt — this was for a Paris _______ show with Iris van Herpen — like a second skin that are made of a single part, stiff at the contours, flexible around the waist. Together with my long-term 3D printing collaborator Stratasys, we 3D-printed this cape and skirt with no seams between the cells, and I'll show more objects like it. This ______ combines stiff and soft materials in 20-micron resolution. This is the resolution of a human hair. It's also the resolution of a CT scanner. That designers have access to such high-resolution analytic and synthetic tools, enables to ______ ________ that fit not only the shape of our bodies, but also the physiological makeup of our tissues. Next, we designed an acoustic _____, a chair that would be at once structural, comfortable and would also absorb sound. Professor Carter, my collaborator, and I ______ to ______ for inspiration, and by designing this irregular surface _______, it becomes sound-absorbent. We printed its surface out of 44 different properties, varying in ________, opacity and color, corresponding to ________ ______ on the human body. Its surface, as in nature, varies its _____________ not by adding another material or another assembly, but by continuously and delicately _______ material property.

Solution

  1. fashion
  2. products
  3. rigidity
  4. pressure
  5. chair
  6. design
  7. explore
  8. functionality
  9. varying
  10. points
  11. helmet
  12. nature
  13. pattern
  14. turned

Original Text

In our next project, we explore the possibility of creating a cape and skirt — this was for a Paris fashion show with Iris van Herpen — like a second skin that are made of a single part, stiff at the contours, flexible around the waist. Together with my long-term 3D printing collaborator Stratasys, we 3D-printed this cape and skirt with no seams between the cells, and I'll show more objects like it. This helmet combines stiff and soft materials in 20-micron resolution. This is the resolution of a human hair. It's also the resolution of a CT scanner. That designers have access to such high-resolution analytic and synthetic tools, enables to design products that fit not only the shape of our bodies, but also the physiological makeup of our tissues. Next, we designed an acoustic chair, a chair that would be at once structural, comfortable and would also absorb sound. Professor Carter, my collaborator, and I turned to nature for inspiration, and by designing this irregular surface pattern, it becomes sound-absorbent. We printed its surface out of 44 different properties, varying in rigidity, opacity and color, corresponding to pressure points on the human body. Its surface, as in nature, varies its functionality not by adding another material or another assembly, but by continuously and delicately varying material property.

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Important Words

  1. absorb
  2. access
  3. acoustic
  4. adding
  5. analytic
  6. assembly
  7. bodies
  8. body
  9. cape
  10. carter
  11. cells
  12. chair
  13. collaborator
  14. color
  15. combines
  16. comfortable
  17. continuously
  18. contours
  19. creating
  20. ct
  21. delicately
  22. design
  23. designed
  24. designers
  25. designing
  26. enables
  27. explore
  28. fashion
  29. fit
  30. flexible
  31. functionality
  32. hair
  33. helmet
  34. herpen
  35. human
  36. inspiration
  37. iris
  38. irregular
  39. makeup
  40. material
  41. materials
  42. nature
  43. objects
  44. opacity
  45. paris
  46. part
  47. pattern
  48. physiological
  49. points
  50. possibility
  51. pressure
  52. printed
  53. printing
  54. products
  55. professor
  56. project
  57. properties
  58. property
  59. resolution
  60. rigidity
  61. scanner
  62. seams
  63. shape
  64. show
  65. single
  66. skin
  67. skirt
  68. soft
  69. sound
  70. stiff
  71. stratasys
  72. structural
  73. surface
  74. synthetic
  75. tissues
  76. tools
  77. turned
  78. van
  79. varies
  80. varying
  81. waist