English／ Lining Yao,is an Inner Mongolian girl, nature advocator, material fabricator, designer and PhD Candidate at Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab, where she focuses on pushing Human Computer Interaction toward Human Material Interaction. Her research revolves around the intersection of novel materials, digital fabrication and interaction design. Rather than computing the virtual data, she is trying to compute the physical material. Programming the physical states of material’s shape, color, stiffness, texture and density is the long term goal of her research. Before coming to the US, she had been deeply involved in Chinese local design and manufacturing industry as a design consultant and entrepreneur. She has won numerous industrial design awards including Red Dot Award and iF Design Award. BS, MFA, Art and Design, Zhejiang University, China. MS, Media Arts and Science, MIT.
07-20-13-Presentation at SUI 2013 (Spatial User Interface 2013),Los Angeles, LA.
07-04-13-Talk titled "Going back to a Programmable Nature" at 2013 Aspen Idea Festival , Aspen, Colorado
11-11-11-Rope Revolution was presented in Lisbon during ACE 2011 (Advances in Computer Entertainment)
10-18-11-Kinected Conference was presented in Art && Code held in CMU
08-13-11-Back from SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver
05-11-11-"Rope Revolution" on CHI2011 in Vancouver.
04-04-11-"Kinected Conference" on Engadet and Fast Company