Melissa

Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk

Renaissance engineer Professor Melissa Knothe Tate turns art and science on their heads. Having studied engineering in an era of Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAD-CAM), she has invented a new platform for Microscopy-Aided Design And Manufacture (MADAMe). MADAMe creates scaled-up textiles that mimic the natural cellular weaves of living tissues. This transdisciplinary, interactive exhibition presents her multifunctional textiles and smart materials inspired by nature, tying together the fields of cell biology and textile design on "The Cellular Catwalk". 


Details: Friday 6 October – Wednesday 15 November
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Images: Melissa Knothe Tate. Photo: Nick Cubbin