Jie Qi is cofounder and creative director of Chibitronics, which makes hardware kits that blend paper craft, circuit building, and programming. She is also a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law school, where she investigates open approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Jie holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a MS and PhD in media arts and sciences from the MIT Media Lab, from the High-Low Tech group and Responsive Environments group. Her research investigates new materials and techniques for blending electronics with traditional arts and crafts as a new medium to create expressive and personally meaningful technology.

She has taught across diverse settings including MIT, Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, and Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Her work has been featured in publications including WIRED, Leonardo, The Atlantic and NBC News. She is currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

You can find me at: jieqi [at] mit.edu youtube vimeo flickr