KiteMatter, as a metamaterial domain, intends to power civilization, a property not hoped for of “spider webs, jelly fish and trees”. Our “rag and string” kite physics is as wildly exotic as anything else in the universe. Don’t let superficial familiarity introduce bias. The greatest physicists all saw the extraordinary in the ordinary. At least we have identified metamaterial auxetic and negative-refraction effects for KiteMatter, on the Old Forum, no matter who was bored.
We are the authorities to work this all out, since no one else is. We can even identify metamaterial properties in standard brush-topology kite farms. Now that biomimetics has informed metamaterial science, its a much richer engineering paradigm.
KiteMatter is the metamaterial interpretation of kites and parts either by units or ordered networks. In the loosest case, all kites in the world constitute a metamaterial; more factual than worrying no metamaterial is possible.
The frontier is a grand buffet of metamaterial aeroelasticity, social network metamateriality, formal quasi-crystallography, etc…