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Inspire Talks Session 17 - Cutting-edge Projects from Design and Science

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

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Inspire Talks is an exciting opportunity to enjoy hearing about cutting edge topics from science and design. The next session will be held on February 2nd.

The "forces" around us, such as grip strength, loads on buildings and machines, friction, etc., are closely related to our health and safety, but there are many types of forces that cannot be measured with existing technologies, such as sensitivity and resolution. Kaori Sugihara (Lecturer, IIS) will explain the mechanism and application of a new technology that enables force measurement at the molecular level under the theme of "Mechanochromic Polymer that Change its Colour when Pressed.

From design perspectives, DLX Design Lab is collaborating with Sugihara Lab to explore the potential applications of mechanochromic polymer. With the theme "Sensing for your new sense" as a foothold, Kakeru Funai (Research Student, DLX Design Lab) will present the project that has been explored for 6 months.

As an RCA project, Alisa Koegel (Designer) will introduce "Colour Continued". By using a biopolymer called HPC, which can drastically change its hues, the project focuses on the question : How will the control of color affect our future - our behavior, economy, environment, and happiness?

The talks will be followed by a Q&A session, where the speakers will answer questions from the audience and discuss among them across specialties.

Date/Time: Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 - 19:00-20:30 hrs (Japan)

Please book from the above page.

Participation Fee: Free

Translation: No translation (All the presentations will be in Japanese.)


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