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Colloquium on Haptics with Invited Talks by Karon MacLean (UBC) and Christian Holz (MSR)

We are pleased to announce two invited talks on haptics: Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:15-11:45am, MPI for Informatics (E1.4), Room 019. Karon MacLean (University of British Columbia): Taking Haptic Design from Research to Practice and Christian Holz (Microsoft Research): Rich

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Openings for postdoctoral and PhD researchers

We have new openings with fully-funded positions for a post-doctoral fellow and a PhD researcher. You can find more information here.

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Dagstuhl Seminar On-Body Interaction

Together with Kasper Hornbaek (U Copenhagen), David Kirsh (UC San Diego) and Joe Paradiso (MIT), we co-organize a Dagstuhl seminar “On-Body Interaction: Embodied Cognition Meets Sensor/Actuator Engineering to Design New Interfaces”. You can find more information here.

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Student team won first prize in Sensors 2017 Contest

A class project from our Physical Computing lecture won a first prize in the Sensors 2017 Contest of the Instructables platform. The project was led by the students Ahmed Mujtaba Chang and Muhammad Habib. They have developed an interactive jacket

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Open post-doc positions

We have two new openings for postdoctoral associates in the areas of digital fabrication and body-based user interfaces. More information is available here.

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Talk by Raphael Wimmer (U Regensburg)

Raphael Wimmer from the University of Regensburg will visit us on Wednesday, 12 July. He will give a talk at 13:00 in Bld. E1.7 0.01: “Paper as an Interactional Medium – Investigating Physical Affordances for Digital Media and Workflows”.

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Congrats, Dr. Martin Weigel!

Martin Weigel has successfully defended his PhD dissertation on “Interactive on-skin devices for expressive touch-based interactions”. Congratulations! The dissertation is available online.

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SkinMarks is in the news

The Times, New Scientist, Daily Mail, La Stampa and other media have reported about our project SkinMarks. You can find more information about SkinMarks on our project page.

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Third European Tangible Interaction Studio (ETIS 2017)

We are co-organizing the third ETIS summer school on Tangible Interaction together with partners from France and Luxembourg. The summer school will take place from June 19-23. 2017. The submission deadline is on April 7, 2017. More information can be

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Papers at CHI 2017

We will present two full papers at CHI 2017: “SkinMarks: Enabling Interactions on Body Landmarks Using Conformal Skin Electronics” (by Martin Weigel, Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Alex Olwal & Jürgen Steimle) “Flexibles: Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens” (by Martin Schmitz,

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