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Jinha Lee

Jinha Lee co-founded Spatial, a company that's building a holographic meeting platform that allows people to work together from anywhere as if they were in the same room.

Prior to founding Spatial, Jinha created technologies to physically interact with digital data for the past decade: SpaceTop was a pioneering Augmented Reality desktop that allowed people to reach inside the screen. He also created a physical pixel, ZeroN, that levitates and moves freely as his master thesis project at MIT. At Samsung, he led the redesign of Smart TVs, turning screens into a collaboration platform and artistic data visualization. As an advocate for inclusive design, he co-designed Bradley Timepiece, an award-winning tactile wristwatch for the blind. These projects became viral and brought him to the TED stage in 2013.

Jinha was named one of the "35 innovators under 35" by the MIT Technology Review, and one of the "32 greatest living designers" by Fast Company, and was named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum.



Sublimate: State-Changing Virtual and Physical Rendering to Augment Interaction with Shape DisplaysCHI 2013
rainBottles: gathering raindrops of data from the cloudCHI 2012
ZeroN: Mid-air Tangible Interaction Enabled by Computer-Controlled Magnetic LevitationUIST 2011
Beyond: collapsible tools and gestures for computational designCHI 2010