J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.

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Model DNA with Balloons

Balloon DNA

For our first assignment at the MIT Media Lab, all the new students were asked to teach one thing to one other incoming student. Arlene Ducao taught me a really easy way to make tasty, savory roast soup. I taught Dan Novy how to model DNA with balloons.

Based on the design Dan Hagon and I developed at SciBarCamb 2011. Dan provided the knowledge of DNA. I provided the balloon engineering experience and design.

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