Why the maker community should use smart materials

In this fascinating talk at TED, Catarina Mota from Open materials demonstrates the incredible properties of smart materials, and explains how important it is that all of us in the maker community get access to them, experiment and test them so new uses for them can be found. Many of these materials are kept away from private citizens and others are not available in quantities that a normal person could afford to buy. That is why it is so important that we all show an interest in these smart materials, so the industry will let it free on the market, and they start to pop up in regular stores.