When I worked and lived in Boston I was able to visit the MIT Media Lab and was very impressed. Would love to see some of their updates (listed below) in person but the videos will have to do. The work has many possibilities.
MIT media lab has been busy: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3050300/mits-new-3d-printer-uses-molten-glass-as-a-medium?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=codesign-daily&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=08252015
Besides, glass read about the silk worms.
Or see wifi signals as Art http://www.fastcodesign.com/3050295/enter-the-matrix-this-ipad-app-lets-you-see-wi-fi-signals?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=codesign-daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=08252015