Who's Neri Oxman? What You Need To Know About Brad Pitt's Potential New Girlfriend Who's Got Beauty And Brains
She's as beautiful and graceful as she is eloquent and intelligent—a dream come true of a woman!
Still from "Neri Oxman, Founder of Mediated Matter Lab -- Part 1" posted on Paulo Amaral's YouTube channel
Hollywood may only be learning about Neri Oxman now, but she's certainly been making waves in her own field as a stronghold of knowledge and ingenuity for years. The brainy 42-year-old has dedicated much of her life to advancing architecture and design, and in her spare time, also lends her eye for detail and creative energies to her art.
In fact, her love for design was what led her to meet multi-awarded actor Brad Pitt, whose charitable work includes building sustainable housing for calamity-stricken and underprivileged communities around the United States. The two developed a bond when introduced late last year at an architectural project, and have been rumored to be getting to know each other better since.
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Still from Bio-Inspired Design | Neri Oxman posted on World Economic Forum
She's a rock star on the MIT campus.
According to her profile on the MIT website, she's an associate professor of media arts and sciences and the founder and director of the Mediated Matter research group at the renowned university. Here, her work focuses on "the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology." Simply put, the group's work is founded on the principle of human invention and technological advancement working with and existing harmoniously alongside the natural environment.
She invented a whole new concept in design.
If you've encountered the term "material ecology," it was Neri that coined it. The concept puts focus on borrowing grand designs from nature and applying them to building and object design.
Neri's proud of her Jewish heritage, and like many young men and women from the country, she also served her mandatory military service. (Just like Gal Gadot!) As for her education, she attended both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion Institute in Haifa, eventually graduating from MIT's PhD program in design computation
I miss Israel mostly when I'm there.— Neri Oxman (@NeriOxman) June 4, 2016
She thought she would be a doctor.
Always moving through life with the intention of making the world a better place to live in, Neri initially thought she would fulfill her mission and her passions through medicine. Life led her to a different place after two years in med school when she decided to pursue architecture and design.
She was part of a Top 50 Most Influential Jews list.
Prepared by The Jerusalem Post, the list focused on Jewish individuals from around the world who have made impacts in their respective fields. Neri came in at #42 and was described as having "rocketing past old ideas of how things should be designed and assembled, taking inspiration from nature to revolutionize how objects can be designed and built.”
She's also an artist.
Neri has permanent artworks displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. By far, her most famous creations are The Silk Pavilion which features a robotic arm combined with a dome made by 6,500 live silkworms, and her 3D printing that has allowed her to transform shrimp and crab shell material into plastic and even create a dress.
She's got an integrative world view.
In an interview with W magazine, Neri shared that she sees the world as a whole, rather than a set of separate parts moving independently. It's what helps her bring different disciplines together and bridge art and science to create meaningful discoveries that everyone can appreciate and make use of.
She's delivered a TED talk.
In 2015, the professor got on stage to talk about “Design at the Intersection of Technology and Biology." Her goal was to inspire emerging and established designers from all backgrounds to create new technology based on the biological world.
She's been married before.
Like the possible new man in her life, Neri has been married in the past. Brad had Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, while Neri was once wife to Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov.
She and Brad are "just friends."
Sources who were reportedly around during the time they first met have said that it was clear Neri and Brad struck up a "professional friendship." Although right now, the two are simply taking whatever they have going slow and "casually dating," without officially calling what they have a romance.
Cover photo from Design at the Intersection of Technology and Biology | Neri Oxman | TED Talks posted on TED; content photo from Neri Oxman's Interview posted on lexusjpchannel