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Kate Hartman
Adjunct Faculty Member, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU


Kate Hartman creates new tools for expression through innovative applications of technology. Her individual and collaborative projects span the fields of wearable computing, mobile telephony, video installation, and conceptual art. Whether it’s houseplants that make phone calls or hats that amplify the voices in your head, her work explores the idea of enhancing relationships and illustrating the unseen. Hartman holds a B.A. from Bard College in Film and Electronic Arts and an M.P.S. from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured by the New York Times, BBC World Service, NPR, in the recently published book “Fashionable Technology”. She is currently a wearable technology consultant and an adjunct faculty member at New York University where she teaches courses in soft circuitry and physical computing.


If your clothing could talk, what would it say? The LilyPad XBee is a radio transceiver that you can sew into your garments and accessories to create wireless wearables. From networked pajamas to tools for performance, these sewable radios are opening up a world of new possibilities.
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