Paper Circuitry: Adding Light and Interactivity To Paper Craft

June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018

Jie Qi

This course combines art with electronics by using conductive tapes and LED stickers to build beautiful, functioning circuits. You will learn to add LED light, craft paper switches and simple sensors that add interactivity to the paper medium. You will explore the possibilities of using technology to make artwork come to life through projects like glowing posters and interactive cards. For those who have little-to-no experience building electronics, but want to learn more, this workshop is for you! Open to all skill levels.


Jie Qi is a designer, researcher and artist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is co-founder and creative director of Chibitronics, which produces hardware toolkits for educators, artists and designers. She is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at the Harvard Law School and holds a MS and PhD from the MIT Media Lab. Recently, her inventions in paper circuitry have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent design collection.

Jie Qi

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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