Organizers

MIT MEDIA LAB

Joe Paradiso is a professor at MIT Media Lab. He directs the Responsive Environments Group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction and perception.

Chris Schmandt is a principal research scientist at MIT Media Lab. He directs the Living Mobile Group, which explores novel mobile and wearable interactions.

Katia Vega is a postdoc at the MIT Media Lab. She proposes Beauty Technology : a novel way to move from traditional to interactive cosmetics that transform the body into an interactive platform.

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is a PhD student at MIT Media Lab. Her work focues around on-skin electronics which are expressive and culturally-designed.

Rébecca Kleinberger is a PhD student at the Media Lab. She works on ways to connect people with themselves and others by playing with mental, physiological and physical perception including affective skin responses.

Xin Liu is a master student at the MIT Media Lab. She has worked on interactive clothing including Google Jacquard and hosted the Body as Interface workshop in Eyebeam this year

Jie Qi is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab and creative director of Chibitronics. Her research blends electronics with nontraditional media to create expressive electronics and engage new communities in making technology.

MICROSOFT RESEARCH

Asta Roseway is a Principal Research Designer at Microsoft Research. Her work focuses around HCI, Affective Computing, and wearable technologies.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Ali K. Yetisen is the Tosteson postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He researches nanotechnology, photonics, wearables, and arts.

SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

Jürgen Steimle is a professor of computer science at Saarland University. His focus areas include flexible displays and sensor surfaces, on-body interaction, embedded user interfaces, and personal fabrication.

Martin Weigel is a PhD candidate at Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. His research focuses on novel body-worn devices and expressive on-skin interactions.