Jinha Lee (이진하, 李鎭河) is an interface designer, engineer, and researcher working at the boundary of physical and digital world. He is currently on leave from his Ph.D. studies at MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group
, and is leading a team to design interfaces for TV at Samsung Electronics as an alternative service for his national military duty. His recent inventions include gesture-controlled 3D desktop OS prototype
, floating 3D tangible interface
, and a pen that penetrates into the screen
. Jinha envisions a future where physical reality can be programmable to the extent that bits and atoms are indistinguishable and coexist in 3D space. He is preparing for such a future by creating new interactions and sensing/display technologies for seamlessly weaving digital information, material, and space. Outside of MIT, Lee has co-founded eone-time pieces
- a tactile watch brand for both the sighted and unsighted. Previously, he has done research at SONY Computer Science Laboratories (CSL)
and Microsoft Applied Sciences Group, and received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tokyo. His works have been presented at major academic conferences, exhibited at MIT Museum, and featured in various major media including BBC
His projects have been awarded IF Concept Design Award
and selected as one of 100 significant digital innovations from Netexplorateur in 2010. In 2013, Jinha was selected as a TED Fellow
and gave a TED talk.
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Apr. 2013 블로그 개설
Feb 2013. Gave a talk at TED.
Nov. 2012 Selected as one of 21 TED Fellows of 2013.
Aug 2012. took a leave from MIT, joined Samsung Electronics
Jul 2012. ZeroN exhibition at MIT Museum.
Jun 2012. Giving a talk at Future of Touch & Interactivity Conference.