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Tinkering Tinkerer: Jie Qi

Jie Qi

"I'm really curious about how we can be creative and expressive with circuits." - Jie Qi

Jie loves to make things that blend paper craft and personal expression with programming and electronics — like pop-up books that glow and sing and paintings that respond to your voice. Jie's Website

She is currently a graduate researcher in the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. She previously worked in electronics design and fabrication at Eyebeam Art and Technology center.

Jie’s Electronic Popables interactive book.


For our Coursera video series on Tinkering Fundamentals: Circuits, we interviewed Jie and learned about how she got started and about her current interests and passions.