Cati Vaucelle is a PhD student and research assistant at MIT Media Laboratory's Tangible Media group with Dr Hiroshi Ishii. Cati is French. She has degrees in Philosophy, Fine Arts, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Economics. Cati began using microcontrollers to augment interaction with everyday objects while still living in Paris. After studying and working at the MIT Media Lab Europe, Dublin (2002-04), she noticed that a new materiality was emerging based on our physical limitations being supported by virtual possibilities. Her present work examines the interdependencies between the virtual and the physical, and explores the fundamental differences between them. This has implications for fields as diverse as architecture, fashion, and health care, three areas in which she is currently developing applications.

Catie will discuss: Textable Movies, Passing Glances, Moving Pictures, Terraria, and Texture of Light