Mobile Art && Code: Layla Gaye

Layla Gaye is an HCI/interaction designer and researcher, trained in engineering, who works in multidisciplinary projects at the convergence of art, technology, and design. In her research, she is interested in the relation between people and new technologies, in the context of contemporary culture and society: how to design new technologies that can challenge and inspire people creatively, and what aesthetic activities people come up with when having access to them. Her prototyping-based research explores potentials of physical computing for everyday life aesthetic activities, and focuses in particular on locative media and mobile music technology. Usually based in Göteborg, Sweden, she is currently at Rhode Island School of Design as a visiting critic and artist-in-residence at RISD’s Digital + Media department, where she teaches courses in physical computing, mobile technologies, and interactive sound.