Past Member

Edwina Portocarrero

Former Research Assistant

Edwina Portocarrero is a PhD candidate in the Object-Based Media group at the MIT Media Lab, where she designs hybrid physical/digital objects for play and education. Living between analog and digital, hand crafted and mass produced, her work explores the ways in which objects and materials mediate and augment experience across contexts and cultures.

Her PhD work explores how telepresence, calm technology, and transformable architecture can inform the design of Networked Playscapes. It has received the support from the Tamayo Museum, Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura and Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City; and received the Bill Mitchell ++ Grant and the MIT/Conacyt Seed Fund.

Edwina is a FONCA Jóvenes Creadores and Conacyt Study Abroad grantee.