school: Columbia University

major: mechanical engineering

year: graduated May 2010

contact: jieqi[at]


hello there!

My name is Jie Qi and I'm interested in all things art and technology, especially where the two blend. I love to make things, be it drawing, crafting, building or hacking. In terms of research, I would like to explore mechatronics, new media, physical computing and human-computer interaction.

Through DREU (Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates), I spent the summer researching with Leah Buechley as part of the High-Low Tech group in the MIT Media Lab. This website documents my internship experience, during which I created Electronic Popables, a pop-up book with electronic interactive elements.

More recent work can be found on my Flickr page and Youtube page.