Catarina Mota's smart material keynote introduces us to the world of smart materials. Within it can be found windows that go opaque by flicking a switching, ink that can conduct electricity and jelly that can be used to make music. She explains that we have all of these great options and they are not yet being properly utilized. Catarina details that most of these materials are only being used for things like artwork and have a much greater potential.
Catarina then warns in her smart material keynote that if we don't shape with these smart materials that they will shape us. She adds that by taking advantage of these smart materials it can and has lead to breakthrough discoveries and inventions.