This week we talk to Liz Corbin, of The Institute of Making at University College London. Liz is a designer who among other things runs the materials library at the Institute of Making - giving her access to such things as nitinol, aerogel, and semi transparent concrete.
Notes from the show:
- Vantablack and Anish Kapoor's stunts with it.
- The quickest graphic representation to show the scale of concrete currently being produced in China.
- A recent article in The Guardian about the benefits of Roman concrete recipes.
- On hair's use as an adsorbent to help clean up oil spills.