Neri Oxman Biography
Birthday: February 6, 1976 (Aquarius)
Born In: Haifa
Neri Oxman is an American-Israeli architect, designer, and professor who currently serves as the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. She founded and directs the 'Mediated Matter' research group. Her projects are characterized by combining "computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology", and span across disciplines, media and scales. She is credited for coining the term "material ecology" which "considers computation, fabrication, and the material itself as inseparable dimensions of design." She has pioneered the new field creating products and buildings that are "biologically informed and digitally engineered by, with and for, Nature". Some of her most notable creations include the 'Silk Pavilion', 'Imaginary Beings', 'Ocean Pavilion', 'Gemini', 'Synthetic Apiary' and the 'Wanderers' collection. Her team developed 'G3DP', the first 3D printer capable of printing transparent glass. For her innovative contributions to the field of architecture, she has been honored with several awards over the years, including 'Vilcek Prize' and 'Earth Award'. She has also featured on the covers of magazines like 'Fast Company', 'Wired UK', 'ICON', and 'Surface'.