Catalina Cortazar Valdes

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  • ISEA2015

    Catalina Cortazar Valdes, Chile/USA. In July 2013 I joined the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as an Assistant Adjunctive Professor in the area of Design in Engineering – DiLab. I´ve been coordinating and teaching the Engineering Challenges course, the Visual Thinking course, and since July 2015 I´ve been the Director of the Fabrication Laboratory FabLabUC. After graduating from Civil Engineering I worked for several years as structural designer. I moved to New York and after completing a Master’s degree in Media Studies, I did art video editing, animation, and web design & development. Because of my interest in technology as a tool to communicate and express collective feelings, I decided to return to school and pursue the MFA in Design and Technology @ Parsons The New School for Design. During these two years I focused on creative coding and physical computing. My interest in the interaction between engineering and interactive design comes from my belief that they are a great tool to design interactive systems that can create awareness and positive changes in today’s world.



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