Beauty Tech Designer / Assistant Professor at UC Davis
Davis, California, USA
🎓 Ph.D. and M.A. in Computer Science from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and B.A. in Computer Science from National University of San Marcos, Peru
😁 Katia’s project, The Dermal Abyss, won the Interactive Innovation Award at the South by Southwest Conference in 2018. The Dermal Abyss replaced tattoo ink with biosensors that change colors in response to changes in the person’s metabolism.
Katia creates beauty technology — electronics embedded into cosmetics that can be applied directly to one’s skin, fingernails, and hair — to transform the body’s surface into an interactive platform.
ABOUT THE POSTER
The images shown in the background are of one of Katia’s projects. This project involves specially designed false eyelashes. Winking or blinking the eyelashes can animate lights, play music, and display images.
WATCH & DISCUSS
Article: The Dermal Abyss (UC Davis)
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