Lalya Gaye is a HCI/Interaction Design researcher, digital media artist and teacher, who works in multidisciplinary projects at the convergence of art, technology, and design. Lalya’s work explores the poetic integration of digital technology into everyday environments, behaviours, urban space, clothing garments and other everyday artefacts, with a low-tech prototyping approach. She also builds public art installations with various media such as steel, light and sound, takes part in various audio experiments in urban space, and regularly organizes cross-disciplinary sound-oriented workshops and small festivals.
Lalya received a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Geneva, a M.Sc.Eng. in Electroacoustics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, worked several years at the Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute, and teached at the Interaction Design programme at the IT-University in Göteborg. She was recently a Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, USA), before joining Culture Lab in 2010. She is also a member of the Swedish art group Dånk! Collective, and is finishing a Ph.D. thesis in Applied Information Technology that she will defend at the University of Göteborg, Sweden.
At Culture Lab, Lalya is a RA in the Creative Media team of the SiDE (Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) project, where she explores the creative potentials of digital media for social inclusion.