Leah Buechley is an MIT electronics designer who mixes high and low tech to create smart and playful results.

Why you should listen

Electronics aren't just for experts and engineers. Kids and amateurs should be able to play, too, which is why Leah Buechley designs little paper-based electronics for "sketching" and interactive electronic fashion for tinkering. Buechley designs and creates electronic textiles, or e-textiles, like this jacket that can signal which way you're turning on your bike. She's an assistant professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she also directs the High-Low Tech research group.

Leah Buechley’s TED talks

Leah Buechley on the TED Blog

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6 talks on making electronics fun

November 15, 2012

“I make paper interactive,” says Kate Stone in today’s talk, given at TED2013. Because this description of her work “really confuses most people,” the best way to understand it is to see it in action. So in this talk, Stone demonstrates some of her very cool creations — like a poster that can pick the […]

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