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Luke Vink
Luke Vink is a designer, researcher and futurist from New Zealand and the Netherlands. His focus is on enhancing humanity through technology, blurring lines between the two through research that ranges from personal robotics and interactive installations to health products, wellness applications and expressive media. Luke follows an ethic in his work that sees a balance between intention, purpose and integrity.

Luke holds a Bachelor of Science and Industrial Design from the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands and is currently an M.S Candidate at the MIT Media Lab under the Tangible Media Group. Prior to this, Luke worked across the world as a Design Researcher at institutions including Microsoft Research Beijing, the University of Washington in Seattle and Cornell Tech in New York. He has also worked with several startups concerning themselves with personal wellness and achievement, tools for balanced political conversations and nonprofit initiatives for global change.



inFORCE: Bi-directional 'Force' Shape Display For Haptic InteractionTEI 2019
Materiable: Rendering Dynamic Material Properties in Response to Direct Physical Touch with Shape Changing InterfacesCHI 2016
TRANSFORM as Adaptive and Dynamic FurnitureCHI 2015