Austin Seungmin Lee is a designer and educator living and working in the United States. A former Research Assistant at the MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group, Lee has explored system design for collaborative drawing and sharing 3D information.
Previously, Lee was awarded the National Space Grant and worked at NASA JPL as a visual strategist, where he was in charge of technical development of an interactive installation that promoted the Juno mission. He has received design awards for his work from the Red Dot and the Adobe Design Achievement Award. His projects were shown internationally at CHI, UIST, SIGGRAPH Asia’s Emerging Technology, IDSA’s International Conference, and the Swiss Design Network Conference.
Currently, Lee is working at Microsoft, Redmond, WA. MS, Media Arts and Sciences, MIT; MFA, Media Design, Art Center College of Design; BFA, Kookmin University.
Dhairya Dand is a researcher, designer and artist. His work focuses on augmenting senses, creating new emotions, inciting curiosity, remote learning, sexual pleasure, toys and (mythology X sciFi) by exploring and manipulating properties of objects, materials and spaces while creating new experiences.
His works have been regularly exhibited around the world at venues such as the Singapore Arts House, MIT Museum, Tokyo Design Week among others; his research published at CHI, TEI, UIST; and work showcased on major online and offline print and broadcast media such as TIME Magazine, BBC, Discovery, Forbes, MIT Tech Review, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED etc. In 2014, WIRED honored him as one of the world’s 12 ‘Innovation Fellows’, INK named him as an INK Fellow, in 2013 the Boston Globe named him in the ‘Top 25 Innovators’ list, and the Contagious magazine placed him in the ‘Ones to watch’ list.
He has studied and worked in Bombay, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Tokyo, New York, London, and Cambridge and wishes to continue his cross-cultural wanderings. He grew up in a forest, had a monkey as a pet, and was trained as a plumber. Now he lives in an urban forest, has a hamster as a pet, and is perfectly unemployable.
Chris Stanley enjoys helping to build the skills of the next generation of model makers and designers. In his spare time he is trying to help build a more sustainable world.
Specialties:Team leader, educator, lighting, molding, CNC machining, hand sculpting, styling clay, ceramic prototyping, 30+ years of Model Making experience in architectural and industrial Design models.