Monday 12pm, 17 November 2014

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Towards new mediums for expression

Udayan Umapathi (@uday1489)

Researcher - HCI Lab at Hasso Plattner Institute


At a high level, the talk is about new mediums for understanding and expression. In particular, I would walk through the process of personal discovery of inhibitions created by computer tools between the creator and his creation. I will also talk about a few of my projects which try to overcome this through new mediums for expression.


I am a HCI researcher, currently visiting Prof.Patrick Baudisch’s Human Computer Interaction Lab in Germany. I received my Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, advised by Prof.Niklas Elmqvist. I broadly work on digital fabrication and investigate programmable matter from a HCI standpoint. In particular my research agenda is to explore and provide new mediums for understanding and expression.