Body as Interface with Xin Liu

August 22, 2015 At 117 Beekman Street, Manhattan, NY

This workshop is presented as part of the Making Patterns exhibit showing at 117 Beekman Street.

Turn your body into a digital interface with conductive ink and a wearable air mouse. This workshop will show you how create a circuit on your arms and hands with this unique material.  Then use hand gestures to manipulate computers and interact with the digital world.

No previous experience or knowledge required!
Minumum age requirement is 16 years old.

MATERIALS
Take home your wearable air mouse and the knowledge to turn it into an extension of your hand!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Xin Liu is a media artist, interaction researcher and engineer who uses installation, performance and mixed media as platforms to discuss the complex relationship among technology, social culture and ideology.  Xin has presented her installation works in New York, Boston, Providence, Beijing, and Munich.  As a Human Computer Interface researcher, Xin has worked in research institutions including Microsoft Research NYCAsia, Google ATAP, and TASML.  Xin is currently a Masters candidate at the Fluid Interface Group, MIT Media Lab. She will be an artist-in-residence at Wagon Station encampment, CA in October, 2015.