Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley (@leahbuechley) is an associate professor in the computer science department at the University of New Mexico, where she directs the Hand and Machine research group. Her work explores integrations of computing, electronics, art, and craft. She is a pioneer in paper and fabric-based electronics and her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sewable electronics. Previously, she was a professor at the MIT Media Laboratory, where she founded and directed the High-Low Tech group. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Wired and exhibited in venues including Ars Electronica, the Exploratorium, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2017, her work was recognized with the Edith Ackerman award for Interaction Design and Children. Leah received a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College. [Website]

Leah Buechley co-presents at Art && Code with collaborator Nani Chacon.