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IEEE Spectrum

Wireless Heater Made From a Leaf Skeleton Is Fully Biodegradable. A leaf, shellfish bits, paper, and silver ink are all you need for a reusable wireless heater

Hybrid Ecologies Lab

Our C&C paper, "Creative and Motivational Strategies Used by Expert Creative Practitioners," has been awarded the Best Paper award at C&C! We're looking forward to presenting this work in-person in Venice, Italy June 20-23.

ACM History Committee

Hybrid Ecologies member Eric Rawn wins an ACM History Committee Fellowship for his research proposal! To encourage historical research, the ACM History Committee supports up to four research projects each year with awards of up to $4,000 each.

ACM CHI 2022

Our CHI paper, "Towards Decomposable Interactive Systems: Design of a Backyard-Degradable Wireless Heating Interface," has been awarded an Honorable Mention at CHI! We're looking forward to presenting this work in-person in New Orleans on May 2.

ACM CHI 2022

Don't miss out on our incredible CHI 2022 workshop on UNMAKING! Beyond HCI, design, and digital fab an amazing team of practitioners (and hopefully you) will debate the future of unmaking – from art to epistemologies to controlled explosions.

Stanford HCI Seminar

This talk presents and critiques a new body of evolving collaborative work at the intersection of art, computer science, material science, and design research.

Hackaday

Turn by Wire is a Machinist's Sixth Sense

Snap Research

Molly Jane Nicholas is awarded a Snap Research Fellowship for her work in performative augmented reality!

SyFy Wire

Human hair could become interactive technology

Boing Boing

Human hair as a computer interface

Arduino Blog

These interactive hair extensions can communicate over Bluetooth

Hackster.io

HäirIÖ Turns Hair Extensions into an Interactive Medium

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.

CSCW 2022

Sarah Sterman, Molly Jane Nicholas, and Eric Paulos

CSCW 2022

Molly Jane Nicholas, Brian A. Smith, Rajan Vaish

C&C 2022

Molly Jane Nicholas, Sarah Sterman, and Eric Paulos

CHI EA 2022

Samar Sabie, Katherine W. Song, Tapan Parikh, Steven Jackson, Eric Paulos, Kristina Lindstrom, Åsa Ståhl, Dina Sabie, Kristina Andersen, Ron Wakkary

CHI 2022

Katherine W Song, Aditi Maheshwari, Eric M Gallo, Andreea Danielescu, Eric Paulos