One of the beauties of 3d printing has been the opportunity to connect the digital with the physical world. With multilateral and soft material 3d printing, the digital made physical can move beyond the early ridged industrial physicality and into more organic and lifelike forms. Soft robotics is one example of this evolution in material and form. This micmacry and recreation of biological forms and movements creates a fascinting world of posibilites, such as Harvard’s biohybrid robotic stingray . Nicole Hone’s Hydrophytes is a series of soft bodies, multilateral 3d printed organisms that inhabit an imaginary aquatic world. Using Stratasys PolyJet printers Hone is able to create complex forms that incorporate materials of different stiffness, movable parts, and air chambers that, when animated in water, move and transform in realistic and lifelike ways.