Nassia Inglessis, MIT Media Lab
Nassia, a design engineer, is currently working in the Mediated Matter research group as a visiting student. Nassia's interest lie in designing symbiotic systems that can promote new prototypes of behaviour. In the Mediated Matter research group, she explores the context and potential of 3D printed glass in creating templates for light and by extension templates for growth across scales.
Nassia trained as an engineer at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, graduating with a first class honours in Engineering Science. She continued her research in the cross-section control engineering & synthetic biology as a Research Associate at Oxford University. In 2015 she established her own design engineering practice in London, Studio Ini, through which she has delivered large - scale installations, including the London Design Festival. Nassia has worked across fields of bioengineering, interaction design, robotics, healthcare and energy. She has also received an industrial design award from the Royal Commission of 1851 to attend the RCA and Imperial College London in Innovation Design Engineering (MSc/MA).
Nassia's current aim is to intervene in the boundaries of human interactions by designing systems that achieve symbiosis and augment activity in harmony within their environments. Her goal is to create alternative portals into both our natural and digital realm through new patterns of cognition & behaviour, ultimately culminating into novel models of existence.