Chibitronics is an evolution of Jie Qi’s passion for technology and art in the form of paper electronics. She hopes to share this new way of learning circuits and creating art, so that everyone can become technology creators rather than technology consumers.
Jie is currently pursuing her graduate studies in the Responsive Environments Group at the MIT Media Lab. Her research investigates materials and techniques for blending electronics with traditional arts and crafts media to create personally meaningful technology and new media for self-expression.
Circuit Stickers would not be in existence, without the early support of many talented educators and academic institutions. These include NEXMAP, CV2, National Writing Project and Exploratorium Tinkering Studio, who helped share this work and created additional resources for the classroom and museum floor. A huge thank-you to Ayah Bdeir, Natalie Freed, Ed Baafi, Leah Buechley and the High-Low Tech Group for guiding this work from the very beginning. Our work was made possible by funding and generous support from the National Science Foundation, MIT and the MIT Media Lab.
Finally, a big thank you to workshop participants and our CrowdSupply backers! We hope our stickers continue to illuminate your thinking!