The list of materials that humankind uses to produce new objects is by no means carved in stone! Inventive engineers worldwide are busily, incessantly at work creating new materials with new characteristics and capabilities. One of the best examples of such an interdisciplinary team is the staff of the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge MA, USA. Under the direction of Professor Hiroshi Ishii and in line with his vision of “Radical Atoms,” this “think-factory” has been turning out fascinating new materials for over 20 years now. Just in time for the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival, Hiroshi Ishii is back in Linz to put three of his most recent developments of display in the RADICAL ATOMS exhibition that’s been running at the Ars Electronica Center for a year now. He brings us up to date in this interview.