Leah Buechley

Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Director, High-Low Tech Group
MIT Media Lab

High-Low Tech Group
MIT Media Lab
Leah Buechley is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she directs the High-Low Tech research group. The High-Low Tech group explores the integration of high and low technology from cultural, material, and practical perspectives, with the goal of engaging diverse groups of people in developing their own technologies. She is a well-known expert in the field of electronic textiles (e-textiles), and her work in this area includes developing the LilyPad Arduino toolkit. Her research was the recipient of a 2011 NSF CAREER award and has been featured in numerous articles in publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Popular Science, and the Taipei Times. She received PhD and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College.

A Few Selected Talks
FabLearn Keynote: a critical look at MAKE-ing
TED Talk on Sketching Electronics
NSF Cyberlearning Summit Talk on Art, Craft, and Electronics
Open Hardware Summit talk on When Open Source Hardware is Important and When it's Not