Amit is a postdoctoral associate in the group. In his work, he explores the two divergent realms of emerging computational technologies and traditional hand-hewn skills, developing a new way of thinking about these polarities: the digital machine, as generator of control and efficacy, and the human hand, as preserver of subjective intentions and expressivity. Amit holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Media Arts and Science from the MIT Media Lab, a M.Des. in product design from Bezalel, the Israeli Academy for Art and Design, and a B.Sc. in Communication System Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Specializing in digital signal processing, He previously worked as an engineer for companies in the Israeli high-tech industry Amit's website

Roy Shilkrot, Pattie Maes, Joseph A. Paradiso, and Amit Zoran. Augmented Airbrush for Computer Aided Painting (CAP). 2015. ACM Trans. Graph. 34, 2, Article 19 (March 2015)   [PDF]   [Link]

Zoran, Amit; Shilkrot, Roy; Goyal, Pragun; Maes, Pattie; Paradiso, Joseph A, "The Wise Chisel: The Rise of the Smart Handheld Tool," Pervasive Computing, IEEE , vol.13, no.3, pp.48,57, July-Sept. 2014   [Link]

Amit Zoran, Roy Shilkrot, Suranga Nanayakkara and Joseph Paradiso. "The Hybrid Artisans: A Case Study in Smart Tools." To appear in the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). 2014   [Link]

Roy Shilkrot, Pattie Maes, Amit Zoran. "Physical Painting With a Digital Airbrush." SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies and Studio, Vancouver BC, August 10, 2014.   [PDF]   [Link]

Zoran, Amit, Roy Shilkrot and Joseph A. Paradiso. 2013. “Human-computer Interaction for Hybrid Carving.” The 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '13). ACM, St. Andrews, Scotland.