About

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Rural Digital explores playful integrations of computation and design. Its founder, Leah Buechley, is a designer, engineer, and educator. Her work explores integrations of technology, art, craft, and design. Her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sew-able electronics. Previously, she was an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directed the High-Low Tech group. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Popular Science, and Wired. Leah received a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College. At both institutions she also studied dance, theater, fine art, and design. Leah was the recipient of the 2017 Edith Ackerman award for Interaction Design and Children.