Pat Pataranutaporn is a creative biologist, designer, coder, and the co-founder of Freaklab (Futuristic Research in Enigmatic and Aesthetics). He is enthusiastic in prototyping impossible things as he presented in his TED X talk “Prototyping the Impossible ”. Pat believe that the innovation must converges aesthetics, functionality, and community to create sustainable future. His works examine the symbiotic relationships between human and technology beyond traditional contexts ranging from using AI to cope with mental health issues on social media, designing how human interact with DNA computer, and making bioinspired device that capture proteins from insects and convert them into 3D printed food. Pat and his team’s projects have been featured on FastCompany, Time, Disruptive Innovation Festival, National Geographic, The Guardian, and UNEP.
In my opinion, media is the thing that transform one state of being to another. Therefore, it can be anything from a cutting edge technologies to an avant garde fashion. I believe that media art can bring positive disruptions to the cities by inspiring people to see things beyond their mundane routines, encouraging them to explore the impossible futures, and empower them to make differences in their society.
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Pat Pataranutaporn is a creative technologist and a researcher at the Futuristic Research Group (Freak Lab)