The Fab Lab network congratulates Nadya Peek, alum from the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT on being selected as a TR35 innovator.
She builds novel modular machines that can do just about anything you can imagine.
Nadya Peek began tinkering with machines out of stubbornness.
As an undergraduate, when she collaborated with artists on their installations, she often ran into limitations with the tools and equipment they were using. Rather than accept her fate, she hacked the machines until they finally did what she wanted. It got her thinking: why couldn’t machines be more flexible? What if instead of changing your idea to fit the tools, you could change the tools to fit your idea? Thus began her quest to create application-specific machines that could help anyone do almost anything.