J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

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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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