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Jiabao Li augments human sensation with her wearables and interactive installations, raising questions about technology’s influence on perception, identity, and emotion. In this quirky and thought-provoking talk, she explores the role of technology between perception and reality, and the commoditization of the user’s attention. How in today’s digital age, the medium is truly the message. Working at the intersection of emerging technology, art and design, Jiabao Li creates new ways for humans to perceive the world. Her research-based projects range from wearables, projections, drones and installations to scientific experiments, and they explore how technology is transforming our identities, emotions and sensations.


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Jiabao Li

Jiabao Li

Jiabao Li works at the intersection of emerging technology, art and design. Her work opens questions about technology’s influence on human perception, identity, and emotion. Her research-based projects range from wearables, projections, drones, installations to scientific experiments. She holds a Master of Design in Technology degree with Distinction from Harvard GSD. Jiabao’s work has been featured in Domus, TechCrunch, Yahoo, Bloomberg, CCTV, Yanko Design. Her work has been shown in Milan and Dubai Design Week, ISEA, CHI, SIGGRAPH, and PRIMER. She is the winner of Core77 Award, FastCoDesign, iF Design Award, Future Cities Contest, and ISWC Design Award.