Dr. Jie Qi is the co-founder and creative director of Chibitronics, which produces hardware toolkits for educators, artists and designers that blend paper craft with electronics and programming. (Circuit Stickers, Chibi Chip…) She is also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, where she researches open approaches to invention and entrepreneurship. She earned her MA and Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab.
Jie has exhibited internationally including at Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, the Exploratorium museum and the MoMA design collection. With her work, Jie aims to engage broader communities in designing and creating their own technologies and approaching hardware as a playful and expressive medium for creating art.