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Bianca Datta

I am a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab and I study materials (both how we can leverage them for technology and how we perceive them). I am part of the Object-Based Media group, in which I investigate how to create and transform interactive displays and interfaces, focusing on the human response to material properties. I have worked on the development of holographic video devices, and I’m now also exploring responsive material systems.  Through this research, I want to understand how dynamic or responsive technologies can impact wellbeing. In the past I spent time as a Peer Advisor, Resident Advisor, and Teaching Assistant and I worked in a Chemistry/ Materials Science lab researching quantum dot materials for photovoltaic applications.