Elly Jessop Nattinger

I am an artist and technologist who is passionate about the ways that technology and the arts can combine to allow new kinds of expression, create new qualities of experience, and tell new stories. I design and implement interactive multimedia systems for live performance and installation contexts, drawing on my background in computer science, theater, choreography, stage and costume design, and choral conducting.

I graduated from Amherst College with a double major in Computer Science and Theater and Dance, and obtained my Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, where I was a member of the Opera of the Future research group. My research work has explored the intersection of technology, gesture, and voice, with a focus on designing and building new intelligent systems for the capture, analysis, and extension of expressive voice and movement.

In addition to my independent theatrical work, I work at Google as an Experience Engineer in the Virtual and Augmented Reality organization. At Google, I have also developed software and platforms for interactive physical spaces.

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