The Hybrid Ecologies Lab (H•E•L) explores scientific research, design, and art through the innovation, development, deployment, and evaluation of novel physical devices and interactive systems that advance our computing culture, encourage broad participation by non-experts within science and engineering, improve human health and well-being, and provoke critical debate and inquiry concerning our existing and emerging technological society.
Katherine Song receives Spark Grant!
Hybrid Ecologies member Katherine Song is awarded a Jacobs Spark grant for her work on Designing for Un-Making.
2019 Snap Research Fellowship & Scholarship Announced!
Hybrid Ecologies member Molly Nicholas is awarded a Snap Research Fellowship for her work in performative augmented reality!
MatchSticks project appears in Hackaday
A CNC woodworking tool that does the hard parts
HäirIÖ makes waves in the SyFy community.
Human hair could become interactive technology
Human hair as a computer interface
UC Berkeley researcher and artist Eric Paulos and his students continue their explorations of "cosmetic computing" ...
HäirIÖ featured on Hackaday blog
HäirIÖ: An Interactive Extension of the Self
HäirIÖ featured on Arduino blog
These interactive hair extensions can communicate over Bluetooth
HäirIÖ featured on Hackster blog
HäirIÖ Turns Hair Extensions into an Interactive Medium
Hybrid Ecologies member Sarah Sterman wins CrowdFlower’s AI for Everyone Challenge
The LiterAIry project receives $25,000 to crowdsource human judgments of style in literature, in order to train machine learning models that can understand and help visualize written style.
Kevin Tian appears in Bantam Tools PR material talking MyPart air quality sensor.
Bantam Tools introduces their latest Desktop PCB Milling Machine
Adobe Looks To The Future With AI And Maker Programs For Everyone
Ellustrate, our collaboration with Adobe, featured on Forbes.
Tomás Vega Galvez wins Lemelson-MIT Prize!
Hybrid Ecologies member Tomás Vega Galvez wins the Lemelson-MIT Prize for WheelSense, an open-source smart add-on system for wheelchairs!
Aesthetic Electronics featured on Adafruit.
Will This New Tech Encourage More Beautiful Circuits?
Build a Portable, Low Cost, Open Source Air Particle Counter
UC Berkeley student builds a low-cost, open source air particle counter for less than $100.
Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers
Light Up Your Body with Temporary Tattoo Circuits
With conductive ink, electroluminescent panels, LEDS, and more, temporary tattoos get an electrifying upgrade.
How to Make a Powerful Air Quality Wearable #WearableWednesday #Wearabletech #CitizenScience
As part of my exciting tech life, I was helping my hackerspace with a grant the other night and suggested doing a wearable air quality sensor workshop to tie in with city data. Well, don’t yo…
A Portable, Accurate, Low-Cost, Open Source Air Particle Counter
If you live in a city with poor air quality you may be aware that particulates are one of the chief contributors to the problem. Tiny particles of soot from combustion, less than 10μm across, hence commonly referred to as PM10. These are hazardous because they can accumulate deep in the lungs, wherein all kinds of nasties can be caused.
East Bay Express
Living Room Light Exchange Salon Series: Where Tech and Art Converge
At the latest Living Room Light Exchange, some forty intellectual types sat on a sprawling rug inside an artist's live-work space in West Oakland.