Alicia Gibb is a researcher and prototyper at Bug Labs where she runs the academic research program and the Test Kitchen, an open R&D Lab. Her current projects center around developing new lightweight additions to the BUG platform, as well as a sensor-based data collection modules. She is a member of NYCResistor, co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit, and a member of the advisory board for Linux Journal. She holds a degree in art education, a M.S. in Art History and a M.L.I.S. in Information Science from Pratt Institute. She is self-taught in electronics. Her work has appeared in Wired magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Hackaday and the New York Times. When Alicia is not researching the crossroads of open technology and innovation she is prototyping artwork that twitches, blinks, and might even be tasty to eat.