Kate Hartman
Kate Hartman
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise

Physical Computing, Wearable Technology, Conceptual Art


Kate Hartman is an Associate Professor at OCAD University, where she is Graduate Program Director of Digital Futures and the founding Director of Social Body Lab - a research and development team dedicated to exploring body-centric technologies in the social context. She is also an Adjunct Instructor and Director of ITP Camp at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. She is the author of the book Make: Wearable Electronics, was an artist‐in‐residence at Autodesk’s Pier 9, and has work included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Hartman is interested in people and the nuances and awkward bits of their social interactions. Her research and practice sit at the intersection of physical computing, participatory art, design research, and human-computer interaction. Through the use of wearable technologies, electronic textiles, and digital fabrication techniques she explores new possibilities for expressive, tactile, and embodied interactions.

Awards \ Grants

2013-2014 OCAD University Award for Excellence in Early Stage Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

Selected Publications

Hartman, Kate. "Make: Wearable Electronics". Sebastopol: Maker Media, 2014. Print.