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Learning Innovation Conversation with Leah Buechley

May 23, 2017

ExCITe hosted Leah Buechley in a Learning Innovation Conversation on May 23, 2017 at Mitchell Auditorium in the Bossone Research Center at Drexel University moderated by ExCITe Director Youngmoo Kim. Leah shared her experience as a designer and inventor and raised questions about the use of technology in learning innovation and whether it equalizes or exacerbates disparities in opportunity for students. To watch the video of the presentation, please visit ExCITe's Youtube channel.

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About Leah Buechley:

Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, and educator whose work explores intersections and juxtapositions–of “high” and “low” technologies, new and ancient materials, and masculine and feminine making traditions. Her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino toolkit. From 2009-2014, she was a professor at the MIT Media Lab where she founded and directed the High-Low Tech group. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ars Electronica Festival, and the Exploratorium, and has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Popular Science, and Wired. Leah received a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College. At both institutions she also studied dance, theater, fine art, and design.