Make: how do we digitize atoms?

This video of Neil Gershenfeld describing his work at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms is fascinating, in particular his big picture comparison of analog and digital fabrication. Far more than simply computer-controlled machinery, developments in digital fabrication field bear on disciplines as wide ranging as philosophy of math, architecture and computational biology.

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