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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Tim Savas. Stationed at MIT Media Lab, Tim Savas mixes the liberal arts to further our understanding of how plants express their form and flavor. Creating stunning time lapse sequences of plant growth in a climate change research lab, and designing Mars-worthy robotic growth chambers for the future of farming,

Tim challenges what biologists see––and taste––as data. Both a researcher and designer, Tim encourages a better world where photographers, engineers, and tool builders don’t just participate in science, but lead it.

About the Speaker

Tim Savas

Tim Savas

Tim is an engineer based in Boston, MA. You can currently find him making hardware with OpenAg at the MIT Media Lab. Their latest prototype just went to the White House. Before that, he was running research operations for a few scientists at Woods Hole, MA, and Harvard University. He likes makinggadgets for cameras as much as he does photos with them. What’s next? A small business is set to be reborn. New rap music with friends is on the horizon. He likes taking deep dives into projects. It’s warmer in the water.