My name is Christine Shallenberg and I will be your instructor for Wearable Technology and Soft Computing. I have a background in performance and lighting design and most recently have been working on dance performances using motion capture and video projection. I was first interested in wearables and soft computing as it relates to performance and biometrics (measuring the body functions.) I wanted to create a wearable device for performance that could read the performers’ brain waves and then use that data to control lighting and video effects live during the show. I am also interested in creating wearable devices that allow us to hear the user’s heartbeat while they are engaging with online chat rooms.