Xiao Xiao Research Affiliate

Xiao Xiao

Xiao Xiao (萧潇) is a Chinese-Born, American technologist, interaction designer and artist currently a PhD student in the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab. A life long pianist, she applies insights from the art of piano playing to human-computer interaction, designing interactions and experiences that elegantly bridge the digital and the physical.

Her research has been presented at various conferences (TEI, CHI, SIGGRAPH, ITS, ACE) as well as featured on television programs (CNN, PBS, NHK, Jeopardy) around the world. She has presented and performed on her project MirrorFugue at TEDxBoston, Aspen Ideas Festival, and BIF.

Xiao received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering with a minor in architecture, and a master’s in media arts and sciences, both from MIT.

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Thesis Defense

Xiao Xiao Thesis Defense from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.